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5 Questions to Ask Your Potential Family Mediator author.

5 Questions to Ask Your Potential Family Mediator

Child custody is a sensitive matter that requires much care and consideration. When choosing a family mediator, parents need to...

By Ben Coltrin
Social Security Benefits and Divorce author.

Social Security Benefits and Divorce

Social Security benefit rules are complex and confusing, and even more so when you get a divorce.  The majority of...

By Mary Salisbury
Top 5 Co-parenting Apps for Mediation author.

Top 5 Co-parenting Apps for Mediation

For many parents, getting ready for custody mediation is stressful and cumbersome.  A good co-parenting app upends this situation; it...

By Ben Coltrin
Book Review of Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution author.

Book Review of Evolution of a Field: Personal Histories in Conflict Resolution

Originally published in: FAMILY COURT REVIEW, Vol. 59 No. 4, October 2021 831–839, doi: 10.1111/fcre.12612 © 2021 Association of Family...

By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D
Do You Love Yourself Enough So No One Dares to Hurt You? author.

Do You Love Yourself Enough So No One Dares to Hurt You?

This article is a mantra for those who are navigating difficult conflicts. _________ Did you know that I didn’t always...

By Veera Mahajan
Mediate.com Adopts Online Mediation Practice and Ethical Standards author.

Mediate.com Adopts Online Mediation Practice and Ethical Standards

One of the Primary Recommendations of the Mediate.com Task Force on Online Mediation is to update mediation practice and ethical...

By James Melamed, J.D., Colin Rule
Paths Forward for Online Mediation – Committee Reports, Recommendations & Resources author.

Paths Forward for Online Mediation – Committee Reports, Recommendations & Resources

Committee Reports, Recommendations & Resources Community Mediation Committee Chair: D.G. Mawn Members: Arron Addison, Kabrina Bass, Brandon Brown, Sara Campos, Corinne “Cookie” Levitz, Charles A. Lieske, Norma...

By James Melamed, J.D., Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Preparing and Paying for QDROs in Divorce author.

Preparing and Paying for QDROs in Divorce

When an employer offers a 401(k) plan, along with that goes the long list of responsibilities and liability risks.  This...

By Mary Salisbury
Helicopter Conflict author.

Helicopter Conflict

Mediation and Business Consulting by Kathleen Kauth.What do helicopters do best?  They hover.  There is a term for over zealous...

By Kathleen Kauth
3 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Adjust author.

3 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids Adjust

As parents, we try to protect our kids from undue stress. But the reality is that life is inherently stressful....

By Jane McWilliams
Beyond Mediation: The Collaborative Practice Experience author.

Beyond Mediation: The Collaborative Practice Experience

Beyond Mediation: The Collaborative Practice Experience Collaborative Practice is a process to resolve family law conflict without the use of...

By Brian Galbraith
Multi-Jurisdictional Issues in Online Mediation author.

Multi-Jurisdictional Issues in Online Mediation

Multi-Jurisdictional Issues in Mediation With an increase in remote mediation, many mediators are managing caseloads that have a multi-jurisdictional element...

By Melissa Kucinski
Learning from Every Mediation author.

Learning from Every Mediation

Learning from Every Mediation  I have been mediating for over twenty-five years. During this time, I have had many different...

By Laurie Israel
Bring More Peace Into Your Life with Jeremy Pollack – Tip 22: Manage Your Emotions author.

Bring More Peace Into Your Life with Jeremy Pollack – Tip 22: Manage Your Emotions

This week’s conflict resolution tip is about the importance of managing your emotions. This is an extremely important topic to...

By Jeremy Pollack
Online Mediation Task Force Family / Elder Committee Report author.

Online Mediation Task Force Family / Elder Committee Report

The Online Mediation Family and Elder Committee consisted of the following members: Chair: Susan Guthrie Members: Michael Aurit, Gabrielle Hartley,...

By Susan Guthrie
The Long Term Psychological Effects of Divorce on Children author.

The Long Term Psychological Effects of Divorce on Children

Growing up is complicated enough on its own. Having parents divorce can make it even harder. To avoid the psychological...

By Natalie Maximets
Now More than Ever, Creativity is Needed in Divorces author.

Now More than Ever, Creativity is Needed in Divorces

From Roseann Vanella's Blog Here.We live in an uncertain world where things can change radically at the drop of a...

By Roseann Vanella
3 Strategies for Effective Co-Parenting author.

3 Strategies for Effective Co-Parenting

Detailed custody resource here: https://www.custodyxchange.com/topics/custody/advice/co-parenting.php Co-parenting is arguably the most important part of separating to get right. It can also...

By Ben Coltrin
For Family Cases Involving Reports of Intimate Partner Violence, Shuttle and Videoconference Mediation Are Safe, Effective and Preferred by Parents author.

For Family Cases Involving Reports of Intimate Partner Violence, Shuttle and Videoconference Mediation Are Safe, Effective and Preferred by Parents

Just Court ADR by Susan M. Yates, Jennifer Shack, Heather Scheiwe Kulp, and Jessica Glowinski.In a randomized controlled trial of...

By Jennifer Shack
Battling Burnout: Mental Health and Self-Care in Mediation author.

Battling Burnout: Mental Health and Self-Care in Mediation

Individuals sinking in personal or professional problems may turn to a mediator; Businesses troubled with contractual and commercial disputes may...

By Jonathan Rodrigues, Lydia Ray
Co-Mediation in A Volunteer Co-Mediation Process. Some Simple Ideas author.

Co-Mediation in A Volunteer Co-Mediation Process. Some Simple Ideas

A Little Context: In my work as a volunteer mediator in in both court referred cases and divorce and family...

By Deborah Heller
Co-Parenting Online Course – How to Not Put Your Kids in the Middle of Your Divorce author.

Co-Parenting Online Course – How to Not Put Your Kids in the Middle of Your Divorce

How to get parents on the same page - Even in the middle of divorce Divorce can be tough on...

By Brandyn Roark Caires, Jen Schimbeno
5 Ways Conflict Resolution Practitioners Can Prevent and Resolve Special Education Conflict During the Pandemic author.

5 Ways Conflict Resolution Practitioners Can Prevent and Resolve Special Education Conflict During the Pandemic

The current pandemic has created a crucial need for those experienced in conflict resolution practices to prevent and resolve conflict...

By Heather Kennedy
Race and Caste, Gender and Patriarchy, Wealth and Class: Mediating the Systems, Structures, and Sources of Prejudice author.

Race and Caste, Gender and Patriarchy, Wealth and Class: Mediating the Systems, Structures, and Sources of Prejudice

“The function, the very serious function of racism, . . . is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you...

By Kenneth Cloke
You Might Have more in Common with Bill and Melinda Than You Think… author.

You Might Have more in Common with Bill and Melinda Than You Think…

Joy Rosenthal's Mediation BlogBill and Melinda Gates recently announced that they are divorcing after 27 years.  Besides having to address...

By Joy Rosenthal
The Problem With the Label “High Conflict Divorce” author.

The Problem With the Label “High Conflict Divorce”

  It’s generally true in conflict that “it takes two to tango.” In the world of divorce, the fundamental problem...

By Carrie Gour
Dispute Resolution with Collaborative Law author.

Dispute Resolution with Collaborative Law

I was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2005. I started handling family law matters in 2007. At the time,...

By Christen Ritchey
Full Video Now Posted of Forum on Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice, Coaching and Limited Scope Representation author.

Full Video Now Posted of Forum on Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice, Coaching and Limited Scope Representation

May 21 - Beyond Mediation Forum: Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice, Coaching and Limited Scope Representation Hosts: Brian Galbraith and Forrest (Woody) Mosten What can...

By Brian Galbraith, Forrest (Woody) Mosten
Approaching Custody with Reason vs. Rancor author.

Approaching Custody with Reason vs. Rancor

The decision to divorce is an adult decision made by the two spouses in the relationship. It is rarely an...

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem
Cryptocurrency and Divorce author.

Cryptocurrency and Divorce

Divorce Done Differently by Denise FrenchCoinbase (COIN) went public recently and had the attention of the investment world. Coinbase is a...

By Denise French, MAFF, CVA, CDFA, CRPC

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