Parenting Articles

Marital Mediation: Where Are We Going?

(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.

LGBTQ Marriage, Divorce, and the Benefits of Mediation

(3/24/22)Mary Salisbury

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.

Mediate.com Podcast Episode 16: Moving from Combative to Collaborative

(3/22/22)Veronica Cravener

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."

Mediate.com Offers New Family Dispute Resolution Training!

(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.

Do You and Your Unmarried Partner Need a Cohabitation Agreement?

(3/07/22)Amanda Singer

More and more, I hear of couples who are choosing to live together and even have children together without ever getting married.

California Divorce Mediation Checklist

(2/25/22)Leyla Balakhane

This article asks What Is Important When Starting Your Divorce Case?

Inside the Mediation Room with Michael and Karen Aurit - Guest Don Saposnek

(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

How to Coach Yourself Before Custody Mediation — for free

(2/18/22)Ben Coltrin

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.

Do Dads Matter?

(2/11/22)Michael Jacobs

The Challenge of Mediating ‘Normal’. This is a potentially risky article to write.

Is Your Separation Complicated?

(2/03/22)Amy Robertson

Some couples feel stuck because they are unsure how to move forward in their separation.

Covid Exasperates Issues Between Co-parents About Agency

(1/24/22)Aaron Leakey

Covid-19 certainly does exasperate the challenge of co-parenting post-separation.

Mediating Divisive Topics

(11/12/21)Felicia Staub

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 Ask for a Divorce

(11/07/21)Natalie Maximets

“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.

Top 5 Co-parenting Apps for Mediation

(10/21/21)Ben Coltrin

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.

Strathclyde Mediation Clinic: A decade of dedication to mediation in Scotland

(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.

ADA Mediation Refresher

(8/19/21)Judith Cohen

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.

The Long Term Psychological Effects of Divorce on Children

(7/30/21)Natalie Maximets

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.

The Remarkable (And Often Very Surprising) Benefits of Virtual Mediation

(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.

The Problem With the Label "High Conflict Divorce"

(5/28/21)Carrie Gour

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.

Dispute Resolution with Collaborative Law

(5/19/21)Christen Ritchey

Collaborative law is the best way for families to navigate tough transitions and here is why.

Approaching Custody with Reason vs. Rancor

(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.

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.

Courage is a Choice

(3/03/21)Karen Aurit, Michael 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?”

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