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The 2020 Tax Conundrum: Questions Facing Couples Whose Divorce is Pending (4/09/21)
Dr. Lynne C. Halem

2020 has been a year of too many upsets, too many uncertainties, and too many confusions.




Using Text Messages and Emails in Mediation, Family, or Divorce Court (4/09/21)
Carrie Gour

A guide on best practices related to the collection and use mobile evidence and the software options available best suited to assist.




The Muddy Time (4/01/21)
Elle Rave

Some of us call it the muddy time. It’s the time in between the decision to divorce and when the actual divorce is made final.




The Singapore Convention on Mediation - Where’s Europe? (3/26/21)
Consumer Protection BC

International commercial mediation - what a settlement agreement can do.




How to Manage In-Laws Post Divorce (3/25/21)
Amanda Singer

When I got married, I found that one of the strangest transitions wasn’t to being newlyweds or calling him my husband but was more related to my new in-laws. I think that often in-laws, especially mothers-in-law, have gotten a bad rap in popular culture.




Helping Kids Adjust to Life When Parents Go Through Divorce (3/25/21)
Marian Grande

If you are going through a divorce, one of the most significant concerns you may have is the effect it has on your children. 




How Mediation Can Make Divorce Easier on Your Family (3/25/21)
Katie Tejada

Getting divorced can take just as big of a toll on the kids as it does the adults involved. Fortunately, divorcing parents can help to mitigate the negative impacts of divorce on the entire family in a few key ways, namely with mediation. Learn how mediation can work for your family here.




A Short Story: How My Friend Destroyed Their Bullies (3/25/21)
Minson Vo

When a friend told me how he overcame a bully, my curiosity peaked, and I asked him to show me how he defused a situation like that.




Mediate is Top Ranked Mediation Website (3/24/21)
Mediate.com

Mediate.com is ranked the top mediation website by Alexa in its March 24, 2021 global website rankings. In business since 1996, Mediate.com has over 25,000 searchable mediation articles, blog posts, news items and videos and hosts the most utilized mediator directory in the world.




ADR Principles and Clergy-Congregation Relations (3/19/21)
Martin Rosenfeld

It is likely that a large majority of clergy who serve congregations are hired, re-hired or terminated by the vote of the individual congregation.




Mediate.com Announces 5 Online Mediation Training Forums (3/16/21)
Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Task Force Chair, and Jim Melamed, Mediate.com Board Chair, invite you to participate in five (5) open Forums seeking to further Online Mediation Training. See the Forum Schedule and Register!




Insurrection, Demagoguery, and the Mediation of Political Conflicts (3/08/21)
Kenneth Cloke

Following the “insurrection,” “putsch,” or “attempted coup” in Washington D.C., on January 6, 2021, and the subsequent acquittal of President Trump on impeachment charges, we find ourselves facing extremely significant and difficult, yet very different political conflicts and challenges from those we faced before.




For Family Cases Involving Reports of Intimate Partner Violence, Shuttle and Videoconference Mediation Are Safe, Effective and Preferred by Parents (3/05/21)
Jennifer Shack

In a randomized controlled trial of family cases involving parents reporting high levels of intimate partner violence (IPV), parents felt safer in and were more satisfied with shuttle and videoconference mediation than litigation.




Courage is a Choice (3/03/21)
Karen Aurit

It is a choice to be courageous in family conflict, and an important one.




How Do We Tell our Friends We’re Getting a Divorce? (2/26/21)
Amanda Singer

Recently I had a client ask me, “How do we say to our friends we’re getting a divorce?”




Using Mediation to Develop a Prenup that Satisfies Both Parties (2/26/21)
Roseann Vanella

My last mediation of 2020 was for a prenuptial agreement, and to me it was kind of a sign of hope for the year to come.




Why are LGBT+ Employees Still More Likely to be Involved in Workplace Conflict? (2/19/21)
Katherine Graham

New CIPD research suggests that more than four in 10 LGBT+ employees have experienced workplace conflict in the past year.




Keeping the Marital Home in Divorce and Pitfalls for the Unwary (2/19/21)
Mary Salisbury

In most marriages there is a marital home/the kids' childhood home and it’s often the largest asset--and the largest source of conflict.




Money Buys Happiness (2/18/21)
Scott Levin

There’s something about the beginning of a new year that means making big changes.




How to Find Help From Domestic Violence (2/18/21)
Lena Borrelli

This article looks at how to prevent violent conflicts, especially while quarantined.




A First-Hand Experience with My Premarital Agreement (2/12/21)
Amanda Singer

One of the questions I used to get asked most often by my clients was whether I was married, and until recently, the answer to that had always been no, which then often their follow-up question was, are you ever going to get married?




Valentines Day and Divorce (2/09/21)
Marian Grande

Valentine’s Day; the most romantic day of the year. Some love it, some hate it, but you cannot deny that Valentine’s Day is synonymous with love, affection, adoration, chocolates, and flowers.




Using Private Mediation for a Happier Divorce (2/05/21)
Roseann Vanella

The term “happy divorce” seems like an oxymoron, and maybe it is.




Five Principles to Maximize Chances of Success in Mediation (2/05/21)
Rachel Gupta

As a current mediator who has for years also been litigation counsel representing clients in mediation, I have noticed that there may sometimes be a disconnect between what mediators and litigators each expect from mediation and from each other.




Tips for a Productive Divorce Mediation (2/05/21)
Asa Pitt

It’s a common mistake for divorcing spouses to confuse mediation with couple’s therapy.




Unmarried Parents and Children (2/02/21)
Genesis Liu

It is said and proven that when a child is born to unmarried parents, the child would most likely remain and be cared for by the mother.




The Vanishing Jury Trial and Other Important Lessons for Mediators (1/22/21)
Bruce Edwards

The article helps demonstrate the widespread acceptance of ADR, and mediation in particular, in the legal profession.




Cyclical Nature of Interpersonal Conflict (1/22/21)
Kathleen Kauth

When talking about domestic violence, you often hear about the cycle of abuse.




Make Yourself Aware About Divorce Mediation (1/22/21)
Asa Pitt

You might be thinking that you don’t need to make yourself aware about anything divorce related because it’s not going to happen to you.




Divorce Noise (1/15/21)
Denise French

It’s so normal for us to ask questions and want information from those who have already been through this overwhelming time in our lives.



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