(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.
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.
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.
This article asks What Is Important When Starting Your Divorce Case?
(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.
The Challenge of Mediating ‘Normal’. This is a potentially risky article to write.
Some couples feel stuck because they are unsure how to move forward in their separation.
Covid-19 certainly does exasperate the challenge of co-parenting post-separation.
In recent years, the divisions in this country have become increasingly polarized. People’s opinions have become more and more extreme to the point where we don’t tolerate anyone with different opinions from ours.
“What makes someone leave one partner for another? Or what forces someone to ask about divorce?” These are the most common questions asked on different divorce blogs and forums.
A good co-parenting app helps parents feel focused and organized heading into mediation. Here are the best co-parenting apps so you can choose the right one for your family.
(10/11/21)Charlie Irvine, Jonathan Rodrigues
The Mediation Clinic attached to the University of Strathclyde (“The Mediation Clinic”) in Glasgow, Scotland, recently won the ‘Community Contribution Award’ at the Scottish Legal Awards 2021. This is an article discussing the program.
I think it might be time for a refresher on ADA Mediation, * a topic I have written and trained on frequently – but not for a while now.
Growing up is complicated enough on its own. Having parents' divorce can make it even harder. To avoid the psychological effects of divorce on children, parents should go through the process gracefully.
(6/25/21)Eric R. Galton
A funny thing happened on April 1, 2020. After over 30 years and 7,500 cases as an in person, high-touch mediator, I grudgingly became, out of necessity born by COVID-19, a virtual, online mediator.
It’s generally true in conflict that “it takes two to tango.” In the world of divorce, the fundamental problem with being labelled “high conflict” is how rarely both parties are dancing together.
Collaborative law is the best way for families to navigate tough transitions and here is why.
(5/08/21)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
No matter how a couple may approach questions involving parenting after divorce, the answers are never easily derived.
(4/09/21)Dr. Lynne C. Halem
2020 has been a year of too many upsets, too many uncertainties, and too many confusions.
A guide on best practices related to the collection and use mobile evidence and the software options available best suited to assist.
(3/03/21)Karen Aurit, Michael Aurit
It is a choice to be courageous in family conflict, and an important one.
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Recently I had a client ask me, “How do we say to our friends we’re getting a divorce?”