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Four Tips from my Difficult Discussion with Dad about Driving author.

Four Tips from my Difficult Discussion with Dad about Driving

I was recently nominated by my brothers to tell my 90-year-old father that it was time to stop driving. The...

By Janet Chance
A Better Understanding of Premarital Mediation author.

A Better Understanding of Premarital Mediation

This past week I gave a three-hour training to almost 20 family mediators on premarital mediation. We discussed how they...

By Amanda Singer
Write Your Own Script author.

Write Your Own Script

The woman was distraught. Her son had set out to that place called America, where the streets were “paved with...

By Mordechai Rhine
Lawyers’ Math and Mediation author.

Lawyers’ Math and Mediation

Legend has it that a judge once stated aloud, “the older a case gets the less valuable it becomes” (to...

By Donald Cripe
Self-Care author.

Self-Care

The real story of healing As mediators and people working at the front line of conflict it can be overlooked...

By Michelle Brenner
Mediate.com Offers New Family Dispute Resolution Training! author.

Mediate.com Offers New Family Dispute Resolution Training!

Mediate.com has launched a revolutionary family & divorce mediation training.  This article discusses the factors that led to the making...

By Clare Fowler
The Importance of Workplace Appreciation (And How to Express It) author.

The Importance of Workplace Appreciation (And How to Express It)

Most of us like to feel appreciated in the workplace, though we’re not always willing to admit that praise is...

By Jeremy Pollack
No Shortcuts when it Comes to Conflict author.

No Shortcuts when it Comes to Conflict

I like this quote by Beverly Sills – it applies to just about everything! When it comes to interpersonal conflict...

By Cinnie Noble
Inside the Mediation Room: Guest Don Saposnek author.

Inside the Mediation Room: Guest Don Saposnek

This is the first live podcast: "Inside the Mediation Room with Michael and Karen Aurit - Today's Guest: Don Saposnek....

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D, Karen Aurit, Michael Aurit
How Was Your Mediation Experience? Reflections from Clients author.

How Was Your Mediation Experience? Reflections from Clients

Periodically we want you to hear directly from our clients about their mediation experience. Did it “work”? Well, yes the...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
California Divorce Mediation Checklist author.

California Divorce Mediation Checklist

Divorce can be a devastating emotional process, regardless whether it is contested or uncontested.  Once divorce papers are served, the...

By Leyla Balakhane
“Inside the Mediation Room” with Michael and Karen Aurit author.

“Inside the Mediation Room” with Michael and Karen Aurit

Mediate.com and The National Mediation Training Institute are excited to present a new monthly live podcast: "Inside the Mediation Room”...

By Michael Aurit, Karen Aurit
Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: David Hoffman author.

Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution Interview Series: David Hoffman

From the Mediate.com interview series -- a conversation with David Hoffman about his chapter in the book :"Evolution of a...

By David Hoffman
Covid Exasperates Issues Between Co-parents About Agency author.

Covid Exasperates Issues Between Co-parents About Agency

Covid-19 certainly does exasperate the challenge of co-parenting post-separation. Co-parents regularly face a number of stressors related to their interpersonal...

By Aaron Leakey
3 Oft-Forgotten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Family Mediation author.

3 Oft-Forgotten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Family Mediation

On top of the questions to ask your mediator, there are some things you should ask yourself before mediation to...

By Ben Coltrin
Married Mediators:  Kim Kovach and Eric Galton author.

Married Mediators: Kim Kovach and Eric Galton

An interview with Kim Kovach and Eric Galton about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation....

By Eric Galton, Kimberlee Kovach
Document Your Wishes: Divorce & Changing Life Insurance Beneficiaries author.

Document Your Wishes: Divorce & Changing Life Insurance Beneficiaries

A surprising outcome that is noteworthy for Divorcing (or Divorced) Couples seeking to use Life Insurance Proceeds to assist their...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Ending a Marriage? Don’t Get Divorced from Financial Reality in the Process author.

Ending a Marriage? Don’t Get Divorced from Financial Reality in the Process

Divorce Done Differently by Denise French Sound financial planning may be the last thing on your mind when divorcing but...

By Denise French, MAFF, CVA, CDFA, CRPC
Exploring Agreement – Readiness for Divorce Mediation author.

Exploring Agreement – Readiness for Divorce Mediation

This article describes a private reflective exercise that may be helpful in assessing your current state of readiness to mediate...

By Georgia Daniels, J.D.
Why is the Pandemic Causing a Spike in Divorce? author.

Why is the Pandemic Causing a Spike in Divorce?

Published by Advanced Mediation Solutions.At the outset of the Covid-19 outbreak, many experts predicted a sharp increase in divorce rates....

By Roseann Vanella
How Does a Mediator Help Families Resolve Conflict? – Video author.

How Does a Mediator Help Families Resolve Conflict? – Video

Is your family or someone you know going through a rough patch and wondering when might it be necessary to...

By Bob Bordone

Being Nice Helps

Civil and Dignified Divorce by Martin Rosenfeld, JDIn the Fall 2021 issue of “Family Lawyer Magazine”, an interview appears with...

By Martin Rosenfeld
How To Prepare For Your First Divorce Mediation Session author.

How To Prepare For Your First Divorce Mediation Session

The decision to get divorced is often not an easy one. But what happens when you don’t want a full-blown...

By Greg Enos
How to Get Through The Holiday Season if You Are Getting Divorced? author.

How to Get Through The Holiday Season if You Are Getting Divorced?

Published here by the Advanced Mediation Solutions blog. When you are getting divorced or separated, a torrent of mixed emotions,...

By Roseann Vanella
The Top Five Issues in Startup Co-Founder Separations author.

The Top Five Issues in Startup Co-Founder Separations

JAMS ADR Blog by Chris PooleMost businesses start with a group of dedicated people identifying a problem, coming up with...

By Shirish Gupta
Transformative Family Dialogue During the Pandemic – A Story from a Mediation Center in the Czech Republic author.

Transformative Family Dialogue During the Pandemic – A Story from a Mediation Center in the Czech Republic

A version of this article also appears in Living Together, Separating, Divorcing: Surviving During a Pandemic Guest bloggers, Robin Brzobohatý...

By Dan Simon
To Mediate or Not to Mediate Your Child Custody Case author.

To Mediate or Not to Mediate Your Child Custody Case

To Mediate or Not to Mediate Your Child Custody Case There are many benefits of using mediation in your child...

By Ben Coltrin
4 Tips to Make the Most of Your Divorce Mediation Process author.

4 Tips to Make the Most of Your Divorce Mediation Process

Originally published on https://advancedmediationsolutions.netDivorce mediation has great advantages over the aggressive and unpredictable process of divorce litigation. Mediation gives you...

By Roseann Vanella
Why is Gray Divorce Becoming Increasingly Common? author.

Why is Gray Divorce Becoming Increasingly Common?

A “gray divorce” occurs when a senior couple ends their marriage after years or decades of togetherness. Also called a...

By Carmela DeNicola, Roseann Vanella
Mediating Divisive Topics author.

Mediating Divisive Topics

SYNOPSIS In recent years, the divisions in this country have become increasingly polarized. People’s opinions have become so extreme that...

By Felicia Staub

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