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The Type of Problem That Makes Conflict Resolution Harder (10/13/18)
Tammy Lenski

Gravity problems make conflict resolution more difficult because they sidetrack us from actionable problems.




Blind Justice: Can Individuals Be Bound to Arbitration Clauses They Can’t Read? (10/13/18)
Michael Heller

The First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston recently declined to enforce an arbitration clause in the Container Store’s loyalty program against blind customers.




APFM: The Dream, Progress to Date, and New Goals (10/12/18)
Virginia Colin

In March 2012, eleven amazing people announced the creation of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. They had big dreams and grand expectations. Let’s look at how far we have come and where we may go.




What Do Marriage Counselors and Mediators Do? (10/12/18)
Ben Hartwig

There is a big difference between marriage counselors and mediators, and each is specific to the condition of a relationship.




Interview with Chip Rose (10/10/18)
Chip Rose

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Chip Rose, a national leader in the fields of divorce mediation and collaborative practice, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.




Book Review: The Master Agreement by Jay Bultz (10/08/18)
Donald T. Saposnek

'The Master Agreement', now in its Second Edition, offers a comprehensive manual of issues, clauses and phrases for use in drafting Marital Settlement Agreements. This book is unique, of very high quality, will save you time, and elevate the quality of your drafting.




How to Break Free of An Addictive Relationship (10/05/18)
Meredith Richardson

You can choose whether to continue with an addictive relationship.




Family Mediation and Domestic Abuse (10/05/18)
Ryan Compton

Mediation in Worcester, Gloucester and the surrounding areas is increasingly the default option when it comes to family dispute resolution.




Interview with Maxine Baker-Jackson (10/02/18)
Maxine Baker-Jackson

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Maxine Baker-Jackson, former Director and Mediator, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Dependency Court, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.




Making Referrals to Divorce Mediation or Family Mediation (9/28/18)
Georgia Daniels

Mental health professionals may have a general idea about what divorce mediation is but want to know more about it before making referrals. This article discusses critical points for you to consider before referring your clients to divorce mediation or mediation of other family issues.




R-E-S-P-E-C-T — Find Out What it Means to Me! (9/24/18)
Joy Rosenthal

I write this just days after the death of the infamous Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.




The Mediation Miracle (9/21/18)
Leonard Edwards

In the past few decades, California has led a national shift in paradigms for family conflict resolution that has freed trial courts to do what they do best—ensure due process of law and serve as the court of last resort.




People-Pleasing (9/06/18)
Cinnie Noble

Would you call yourself a people-pleaser?




Do We Need to Raise Our Voice? (9/06/18)
Stuart Hanson

"Keep calm and carry on" is generally a mantra I refer to when I am in the mediation room.




Co-Parenting Tips During a Divorce (8/31/18)
Mitch Cohen

By following some simple tips and committing yourself to being the best co-parent possible, you can help to ensure your children thrive during and after the divorce.




5 Common Misconceptions Surrounding Family Mediation (8/31/18)
Laura Ward

The main difference with family mediation is that, opposed to going through lawyers, you are encouraged to speak directly to each other.




Revenge as a Learning Experience (8/24/18)
Phyllis Pollack

No doubt, at some point in your life, you have wanted to take revenge against someone who “did you wrong”.




The Tax Reform Law Impacts Families (8/24/18)
Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The attached articles highlight further effects of the tax reform, one specifically focused on Prenuptial Contracts, and the second more generally on family financial decisions.




Addressing Your Child’s Repressed Anger (8/15/18)
Linette Garcia

If a parent wants to set their child up for success, they should strive to teach them how to handle their emotions in a healthy way.




Past the Time Is the Right Time! (8/10/18)
Phyllis Pollack

Many, many years ago, someone once said to me that people do not begin to negotiate until it is past the time to negotiate.




Reconsidering How to Honor a Father's Wishes (8/03/18)
Nancy Shuger

This article illustrates how a mediator can assist parties to move from their positions to their underlying interests.




Interview with Don Saposnek (7/31/18)
Donald T. Saposnek

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Don Saposnek, a leading family mediator, writer and editor, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.




Interview with Lisa Parkinson (7/22/18)
Lisa Parkinson

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Lisa Parkinson, family mediation leader in the UK and Europe, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.




Prenuptial Agreements and the New Tax Law: Is There a Problem on the Horizon? (7/20/18)
Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The message for divorcing couples is clear. If your divorce agreement will include provision for the payment of alimony, deductible to the paying spouse and taxable, as income, to the recipient spouse, you need to have an executed divorce agreement by December 31, 2018.




Spiritual Journeys in a Material World: Thoughts about Spirituality for Divorce Professionals (7/20/18)
Larry Gaughan

This article discusses the spiritual struggle that many of our clients are facing and our role to support them and understand their concerns as they go through divorces and other difficult conflicts.




Ask Yourself This Kind of Question When an Argument Rattles You (7/13/18)
Tammy Lenski

When a difficult conversation rattles you, using a centering question can help you get your balance back.




For Those Feeling Generous: A Gift for Clients, Friends - Book Review (7/13/18)
John Fiske

I love this book. It reminds us that we can take family law problems to another level, one not taught in law schools: generosity.




Child Dependency Mediation Update (7/02/18)
Randy Drew

Mediator Randy Drew discusses the success of their multi-mediator approach.




Comparative Data on Mediation Websites: Most Visited and Most Linked (6/26/18)
Mediate.com

According to Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked dispute resolution website. See the new data here!




Employment Arbitration Agreements Reach Epic Status (6/22/18)
Jack Urquhart

Employees who contractually agree to resolve employment disputes in an individualized arbitration waive all rights to class actions or any other collective dispute process.



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