South Jersey & Philadelphia
William H. Donahue, Jr, Esq., APM
For separating couples looking for an alternative to court proceedings, mediation can be hugely helpful in finding resolutions to the most contentious issues.
Family mediation is becoming increasingly popular for families in the UK to help resolve conflict and reach agreements surrounding children or finances or in some circumstances, both.
The people of New Zealand can be confident that children and families are at the front of the minds of an independent panel on family justice based on the panel's first report released last month.
Couples from all backgrounds can benefit from help from diverse family law practitioners.
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.
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.
Innovate with ideas, try to think outside the box when it comes to solutions.
This article discusses working with your children’s developmental needs when creating a parenting plan.
During my more than 30 years of practicing law, I have found that the great majority of divorcing couples are unaware of their options.
When children are involved in a divorce, you have to deal with not just your own emotions, but also theirs. Here are some tips for these conversations.
When we think holidays, we think magical time of year for children.
Mediate.com and the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) have worked together to produce 4 new online video courses Check out the trailers for all 4 of these new courses and then order at www.mediate.com/University. Note the special holiday pricing of only $199 for all 4 courses this month only!
His divorce was going really badly: aggressive lawyers on both sides, court battles and blame-ridden affidavits!
If you are a parent going through separation or divorce it is highly likely you are worried about the effect it will have on your children.
Are you struggling with Co-Parenting after divorce? If you are, it is no surprise.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
The main difference with family mediation is that, opposed to going through lawyers, you are encouraged to speak directly to each other.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I love this book. It reminds us that we can take family law problems to another level, one not taught in law schools: generosity.