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Things to Consider When Divorce Includes Children with Special Needs author.

Things to Consider When Divorce Includes Children with Special Needs

Divorce is never easy for anyone. Breaking off what you once thought might be a lifetime commitment can be painfully...

By Roseann Vanella
Can Children be Involved in Mediation? author.

Can Children be Involved in Mediation?

Divorcing parents are understandably uneasy regarding their separation and divorce, mainly what it means for their kids. Parents stress about...

By Marian Grande
5 Benefits of Mediation for Family Law Dispute Resolution author.

5 Benefits of Mediation for Family Law Dispute Resolution

As a lawyer, judge, and now mediator, I have handled thousands of cases in multiple areas of the law. I...

By Sherry Klein Heitler
What the Statistics Tell Us About Divorce and Custody Mediation author.

What the Statistics Tell Us About Divorce and Custody Mediation

A recent Custody X Change study found that 93 percent of divorcing parents tried an alternative dispute resolution method –...

By Ben Coltrin
Divorce Mediation and the TKI author.

Divorce Mediation and the TKI

Although most of my work in conflict management has been in organizational settings, every now and then I have found...

By Ralph Kilmann
Encourage Early-Stage Mediation to Build Your Practice and Help Families author.

Encourage Early-Stage Mediation to Build Your Practice and Help Families

Encourage Early-Stage Mediation to Build Your Practice and Help Families. For those attorneys who thrive only when they are enmeshed...

By Lisa Taylor
Pensions in divorce: What are they and how are they split? author.

Pensions in divorce: What are they and how are they split?

Pensions have almost become a benefit of the past, having been replaced by 401(k) plans.  However, they still exist for...

By Mary Salisbury
LGBTQ Couples And Divorce Trends author.

LGBTQ Couples And Divorce Trends

As the number of LGBTQ marriages has significantly increased in recent years, the number of divorces has also gone up....

By Carmela DeNicola
Justice and Fairness author.

Justice and Fairness

For an upcoming book club discussion, I am reading Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East...

By Phyllis Pollack
Family Law Mediators: A Tool to Reduce Conflict in and out of Mediation for Your Co-parent Clients author.

Family Law Mediators: A Tool to Reduce Conflict in and out of Mediation for Your Co-parent Clients

As a family law mediator, it can be really difficult to work with a couple who are at each other’s...

By Jen Schimbeno, Brandyn Roark Caires
Mediate.com Podcast Episode 20: Early Dispute Resolution in Special Education author.

Mediate.com Podcast Episode 20: Early Dispute Resolution in Special Education

Chances are, one reason you got into mediation was to make a difference. Have you ever thought about getting into...

By Ashley Rosenthal, Veronica Cravener
Divorce Without Court: A Better Way To Divorce – Video Panel author.

Divorce Without Court: A Better Way To Divorce – Video Panel

A panel discussion featuring four experts who will discuss how divorce mediation can help you through the process and deal with...

By Leyla Balakhane, Chip Rose
Options For Resolving Business Partnership Disputes author.

Options For Resolving Business Partnership Disputes

Business partnerships, just like every other human relationship, go through periods of conflict or disagreement. However, allowing disagreements to fester...

By Carmela DeNicola
Is Your Separation Complicated? author.

Is Your Separation Complicated?

Some couples feel stuck because they are unsure how to move forward in their separation. Other couples feel stuck because...

By Amy Robertson
Three Alternatives to Custody Mediation author.

Three Alternatives to Custody Mediation

When you are deciding whether to use mediation to resolve your custody dispute, consider these alternatives. If you already have...

By Ben Coltrin
“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
A Tool for Co-Parenting author.

A Tool for Co-Parenting

Family Law Mediators: a tool to reduce conflict in and out of mediation for your co-parent clients By Jen Schimbeno...

By Jen Schimbeno, Brandyn Roark Caires
How to Discuss a Prenup With Your Soon-to-be Spouse? author.

How to Discuss a Prenup With Your Soon-to-be Spouse?

The trend of prenuptial agreements is on the rise because of a growing acceptance of its usefulness, especially among millennials...

By Carmela DeNicola
Opening Statements in Mediation: What world are we making? author.

Opening Statements in Mediation: What world are we making?

"The world is made, not found." (W Barnet Pearce) I had been a mediator for about 10 years before I...

By Charlie Irvine
Advice for Navigating a High Conflict Divorce author.

Advice for Navigating a High Conflict Divorce

Divorces often start from a place of conflict or stress, but some divorces are more contentious than others.  A number...

By Sarah Jacobs
Prenuptial Agreements: What Do The Statistical Trends Say? author.

Prenuptial Agreements: What Do The Statistical Trends Say?

Contract sales presentation Real estate Sales of houses Calculation of house sales rates. Mediation is an excellent choice when two...

By Roseann Vanella
Mediate University Course Bundles author.

Mediate University Course Bundles

Here are Mediate University's Mediation Course "Bundles" to help you best and most affordably accomplish your mediation basic and advanced training...

By Managing Editor
3 Strategies to Minimize And Resolve Business Partnership Disputes author.

3 Strategies to Minimize And Resolve Business Partnership Disputes

Business partnerships are often stronger than sole proprietorships because two or more partners can bring diverse strengths to the table...

By Carmela DeNicola
Confidence in Conflict: Three Methods to Resolving Conflict Without Losing Your Cool author.

Confidence in Conflict: Three Methods to Resolving Conflict Without Losing Your Cool

In coaching we often suggest clients that they “keep Amy in the backseat” when you’re in a conflict. We are...

By Denise French, MAFF, CVA, CDFA, CRPC
Inside the Mediation Room – Guests: Susan Guthrie and Woody Mosten author.

Inside the Mediation Room – Guests: Susan Guthrie and Woody Mosten

For this third episode of Inside the Mediation Room, Karen and Michael Aurit host mediation legends and innovators Susan Guthrie...

By Susan Guthrie, Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Michael Aurit, Karen Aurit
Co-parenting mediation when you have a new partner author.

Co-parenting mediation when you have a new partner

When you have an ongoing child custody dispute and you’re headed to mediation, you may want to include your new...

By Ben Coltrin
Our Shame Stories and Conflict author.

Our Shame Stories and Conflict

Our shame stories can fuel conflict. Those of you who’ve been following my blog for a while, know that I...

By Lorraine Segal
7 Tips for Parents Talking to the Kids About Divorce or Separation author.

7 Tips for Parents Talking to the Kids About Divorce or Separation

I’ve recently been helping some parents think through how and when to talk to their children about their divorce.  Here...

By Joy Rosenthal
Prenuptial Agreements: What Do The Statistical Trends Say? author.

Prenuptial Agreements: What Do The Statistical Trends Say?

Mediation is an excellent choice when two upcoming spouses want a neutral process to discuss and finalize the financial terms...

By Roseann Vanella
Recreating Mediation Practice and Theory Afresh – Saying Goodbye to Roscoe Pound and the Legal Profession author.

Recreating Mediation Practice and Theory Afresh – Saying Goodbye to Roscoe Pound and the Legal Profession

It’s time for mediation to claim its place as a stand-alone profession freed from being just an alternative to the...

By Greg Rooney

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