Family & Divorce Mediation Articles
When a difficult conversation rattles you, using a centering question can help you get your balance back.
(7/13/18)John Fiske, Laurie Israel
I love this book. It reminds us that we can take family law problems to another level, one not taught in law schools: generosity.
In our mediation efforts, once we are in the realm of “public policy,” we are inevitably poking our noses into questions of intergenerational equity and “governance” and how authentic collaboration can be achieved or improved.
Mediator Randy Drew discusses the success of their multi-mediator approach.
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Employees who contractually agree to resolve employment disputes in an individualized arbitration waive all rights to class actions or any other collective dispute process.
Miscommunication plagues divorces in numerous different ways.
(6/15/18)Jan Frankel Schau
The values we share matter more than our differences.
Conflict is a big deal because it affects our two most basic values – strength of self and care of other.
Getting a divorce? You have options that will allow you to pick the right people to help you do that, but there’s no one size fits all choice.
This article is to give an over view of the use of disability mediation and a case study. The article will highlight some of the benefits of utilizing specialist mediators, confidentiality and why disability mediation works.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Andrew Schepard, a leading professor, editor and writer of family law and mediation, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Larry Fong, a leading Canadian Family Mediator, filmed as part of Mediate.com's "'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
(6/05/18)Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
Joan is an author, therapist, mediator, and parenting coordinator
with four decades of experience working with high conflict parents who are separating.
These are dark times, especially if you are part of the loose community of people who by virtue of nature and/or nurture, are of a mediative persuasion.
Many parents do not know how to help their adult children deal with divorce.
Let’s face it, divorce is messy and painful and can be very expensive.
Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls”
(5/01/18)Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson
This article outlines what couples need to do in order to consider and face the numerous dilemmas that are inherent in divorce.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Jay Folberg filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
Settling the issue of who should take legal guardianship over a ward can be a long, drawn out, and tedious process.
The divorce settlement will always reflect the tone of the marriage when done out of court in a mediation or through opposing attorneys as the voice of the parties, even more than the law.
Stories of successfully breaking the intractability barrier in child dependency mediation: Conflict can be dealt with more successfully & less harmfully. (Say it with me.)
In this model, the lawyer-mental health professional duo creates a safe container for you and your sibling to communicate authentically about what really matters to you.
The overconfidence effect is a natural bias toward believing that we’re better at something than we actually are.
Social and news media bombard us daily with accounts of sexual harassment and misconduct by captains of industry, the arts and politics.
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More often than not, we are surprised when we get a negative reaction after having provided feedback to a peer or colleague.
(3/16/18)Donald T. Saposnek
After 911, our lives changed seemingly forever. No longer a safe, secure, innocent society, Americans have come to a tipping point.
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In the 1990s, the very suggestion of facilitated negotiation was viewed with equal parts suspicion and contempt by most seasoned trial lawyers