Marital Mediation Articles

Ascending the Status of Mediation - Supporting the National Mediation Policy Act

(6/17/19)Michael Aurit, Donald T. Saposnek

The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) recently became the first major organization to endorse The National Mediation Policy Act, a seminal national effort to improve the sanity of discourse in our country.

Children First in Your Divorce

(6/14/19)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

How to mediate in the best interests of the children.

New Interview with Don Saposnek - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(6/07/19)Donald T. Saposnek

This is a new interview with Don Saposnek, long-time leader in the field of divorce mediation and best supporting the interests of children in divorce, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Children and Teenagers: When their right to be heard challenges us as conflict resolvers

(6/06/19)Maria Paola Felibert, Maria Eugenia Sole

One of the biggest challenges for us as conflict resolvers is to help parents recognize their children’s vital role not only in the family system, but also in society.

Hold Your Grudges!

(6/06/19)Joy Rosenthal

Are grudges useful in negotiation?

Should I Get a Divorce? A Mediator’s Approach

(6/06/19)Stuart Watson

When one or both people in a marriage or long-term committed relationship are struggling with the question “Should I get a Divorce?”, Family Mediation can be an ideal process for the couple to have some difficult discussions and make a fully informed decision about next steps in their relationship.

How to Explain Divorce to Your Children

(6/06/19)Leyla Balakhane

When creating a plan in which you will explain your divorce, it is best to keep certain guidelines in mind.

Divorce Done Differently!

(6/06/19)Denise French

As soon as you begin to contemplate divorce, the nauseating, panic-attack-inducing realization of losing half of your net worth kicks in and you find yourself wondering if it’s even worth it to consider leaving if you’re just going to end up broke and starving.

The Psychology of Conflict and the Art of Compassion

(5/17/19)Debra Dupree

This article is designed to shift how we manage people in emotionally intense situations.

What Is Divorce Mediation and Why Might it Be Good for You?

(5/10/19)Lori Frio-Walker

Divorce and custody mediation creates a safe, cooperative setting for participants to discuss emotional and substantive issues and engage in collaborative problem-solving. Participants open lines of communication, gain clarity and a better understanding of their own and each other's interests.

The Downside of DIY Divorce

(5/10/19)Denise French

With the increasing popularity of Pinterest, the concept of “do-it-yourself” or “DIY” projects have become enticing for many.

Is There LIfe After Divorce At 45? Your Mindset Tells It All

(5/03/19)Ann Cerney

You’re 45, and finally on the other side of your divorce.

5 Key Questions to Ask About Family Mediation

(4/22/19)Dakota Murphey

For separating couples looking for an alternative to court proceedings, mediation can be hugely helpful in finding resolutions to the most contentious issues.

What’s Fair Is Fair… Or Is It?

(4/12/19)Joy Rosenthal

“I only want what is equitable. That is my operating principle.”

5 Tips for Coping With Divorce And Child Custody With a High-Conflict Ex

(4/08/19)Ann Cerney

‘Child Custody’ is becoming an outdated concept.

Wanted: Diverse Divorce Practitioners. Why Diversity is Good for All of Us

(3/15/19)Valerie Qian

Couples from all backgrounds can benefit from help from diverse family law practitioners.

Use of Mediation During Divorce Proceedings in India

(3/08/19)Saakshi Jain

In this blog post, Saakshi Jain, student, Amity University, Lucknow Campus writes about Mediation, a must and compulsory process in India. This post also covers the need, advantages, and disadvantages of mediation and its impact on Indian divorces.

New Interview with Peter Salem - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society

(3/07/19)Peter Salem

This is a new interview of Peter Salem, long-time Executive Director of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's new "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.

Mediation in Child Protection Cases

(2/22/19)Leonard Edwards

This article illustrates the use of mediation in child protection (juvenile dependency) cases, a practice that has increased substantially in America’s juvenile courts over the past five years.

An Exploratory Study Based on USA Marriage Mediators’ Views

(2/20/19)Djidjoho Gnonhossou

This is a study on models of helping couples stay married. Please find enclosed a letter of invitation to the study.

Seven Ideas for a Better Divorce

(1/25/19)Hadassah Fidler

Innovate with ideas, try to think outside the box when it comes to solutions.

Creating Effective Parenting Plans

(1/22/19)Leyla Balakhane

This article discusses working with your children’s developmental needs when creating a parenting plan.

Why Divorce Mediation Makes Sense

(1/22/19)Thomas Nares

During my more than 30 years of practicing law, I have found that the great majority of divorcing couples are unaware of their options.

Getting Hitched? 6 Tips for Pre-Marriage Relationships

(1/22/19)Adriane Beth

You’re getting married soon and you’re excited about it. But wait!

Does Your Pet Need a Divorce Lawyer?

(1/22/19)Lidia Staron

Just like with child custody, determining who will take care of the pets after a divorce can be a difficult topic.

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