Family & Divorce Mediation Articles
In coaching we often suggest clients that they “keep Amy in the backseat” when you’re in a conflict. We are referring to your Amygdala.
(5/09/22)Susan K. Boardman
This article addresses the need for further study to help more clearly delineate the process of Marital Mediation from Marital Therapy, and perhaps help MM become more widely known as a legitimate process and therefore utilized as a first attempt at healing the relationship.
This article discusses breaking the news to the kids.
“Like a dance, conflict escalation generally requires the participation of both parties.” Brian Mistler
Here are Mediate University's Course "Bundles" to help you best and most affordably accomplish mediation basic and advanced training online.
Invisible rules can lead to conflict.
Divorces tend to be difficult and costly. In complicated situations, mediation can be an alternative that reduces conflict and helps settle differences.
There is a principle in Style Matters that I hope to expand on as my children mature: Make reflective conversation about conflict responses a routine part of life.
This seminal compilation of "Seven Keys to Unlock Mediation's Golden Age" is now available for FREE! This is a work by 40 authors from around the world brought together for Mediate.com's 25th Anniversary Conference.
Your sibling is arguing with you everywhere you turn, demanding things be done a certain way, the way she/he wants. Sound familiar?
(3/31/22)Bill Eddy, Karen Aurit, Michael Aurit
This is the second episode of Michael and Karen Aurit's video podcast "Inside The Mediation Room," devoted to hearing stories and insights from some of the world's most experienced mediators and dispute resolvers. In this episode their guest is Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., who developed the high conflict personality theory to explain the driving forces behind people who present the most challenging behaviors.
As a professional, you’ve likely experienced workplace interactions, team meetings, broader organisation information sessions or even fun celebrations in which a delicate turning point in an interaction unexpectedly surfaces.
(3/28/22)Sherry Ann Bruckner
What do you say when you feel someone disrespects your spouse?
This article discusses important conversations to have before a marriage to prevent conflict.
Even though the Supreme Court ruling was a significant legal step for LGBTQ couples, the date of marriage may still not be legally clear and thousands and thousands in legal fees could be spent only to find there is no definitive legal answer.
Difficult Discussions are labeled difficult because they are filled with emotion and make us uncomfortable. These tips can help you show up as your best self.
The Mediate.com Podcast, hosted by mediator Veronica Cravener, covers everything in the world of mediation. Episode 16 focuses on the importance of mindset when moving from "combative to collaborative."
(3/15/22)Clare Fowler, Colin Rule
Mediate.com has launched a revolutionary new Family Dispute Resolution Training. This article discusses the factors that led to the making of this new training, including accelerated practice, acceptance of online learning, advances in technology, supporting ownership, and appreciating diversity.
More and more, I hear of couples who are choosing to live together and even have children together without ever getting married.
When you marry someone from another country, many different laws come into play, including family and immigration laws.
If you have a custody disagreement in Australia, you should be aware of four distinctions in how the country handles mediation because you are highly likely to find yourself in front of a mediator.
This video analyzes mediation and relationship therapy.
This article asks What Is Important When Starting Your Divorce Case?
Given the pandemic, virtual mediations seem to be more popular these days. Likely, online mediations are here to stay.
(2/22/22)Donald T. Saposnek, Karen Aurit, Michael Aurit
This is the first live podcast: "Inside the Mediation Room with Michael and Karen Aurit - Today's Guest: Don Saposnek
Some parents hire a coach to help them prepare for mediation. You can save money by coaching yourself. Take these four steps before your first custody mediation session.
(2/18/22)Randa M. Trapp
Judge Trapp joined JAMS after serving 18 years on the San Diego Superior Court, including 10 years in the civil division, where she presided over all aspects of civil litigation.
Nondisparagement clauses are commonly used in settlement agreements. Some clauses are simple one-liners, while others are more detailed. This article examines Olson v. Doe (2022) 12 Cal.5th 669 where the Supreme Court of California discussed how to determine the scope of a simple nondisparagement clause.
The Challenge of Mediating ‘Normal’. This is a potentially risky article to write.
(2/07/22)Stephen Erickson, Marilyn McKnight
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An interview with Marilyn McKnight and Stephen Erickson about the origins of family mediation, their different conflict styles, and the future of conflict resolution. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 2020 Conference.