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Family & Divorce Mediation Articles

In Praise of (Good) Disagreements (11/17/17)
John Lande

As they say, if two people always agree, one of them is unnecessary.

Divorce Mediation: A Prototype for Positive Co-Parenting (11/17/17)
Oliver Ross

This article provides an approach to positive co-parenting while enduring a divorce. This involves constructive communication, renovating hostile environments, and having the mediator pose as a role model for a positive co-parenting experience. Recognized as a Top Attorney Directory for SEO! (11/17/17)

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How Will the Way We Resolve Our Workplace and Family Business Disputes Impact our Thanksgiving Meal? (11/17/17)
Michael A. Zeytoonian

The opposition in disputes is not “the other side”, because I don’t see a workplace in terms of having two sides – employees vs. employers.

An Overview of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct in the Context of Mediation (11/17/17)
Marcy Einhorn

In the spirit of Honest Abe, New York again celebrated Mediation Settlement Day on October 18 this year with a host of activities designed to promote mediation as a means of resolving disputes without going to court.

It Happened in Mediation - Believe It or Not (11/10/17)
Daniel Ben-Zvi

The authors have peeled back the protective cloak of confidentiality just enough to provide a glimpse of the wild, the unpredictable, and the utterly preposterous things that have happened in real mediations.

ADR in the Regulation of Aged Care (11/06/17)
Shirli Kirschner

The role of ADR in the aged care sector has a chequered history with regulatory bodies and dispute resolution processes frequently changing in response to public concerns and budgetary considerations.

Interview with Chip Rose (10/31/17)
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's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

What Not to Say After Violence (10/27/17)
Ronald S. Kraybill

An Important Choice: What to Do and Say After Violence?

Mediation Creates and Spreads Infinite Love (10/27/17)
Denisha Shah

The article is about general foundations and principles of mediation in all aspects (e.g. family, LGBT, divorce, commercial, global, workplace, pet mediation, child custody) as it explores the depth and truth of multi-dimensions in relationships and love.

Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask (10/24/17)
Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson

This article outlines what couples need to do in order to face the numerous dilemmas that are inherent in divorce. If people have not resolved their dilemmas before the divorce, they go through the process trying to manage their fear in different ways by hiding their doubt, responsibility; vulnerability, or dependency.

Interview with Jay Folberg (10/23/17)
Jay Folberg

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Jay Folberg filmed as part of's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Family Counseling to Resolve Conflict? (10/23/17)
Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

If you are a member of a family, whether it is as father, mother, child, sibling or an extended member, there will be conflict.

Interview with Nina Meierding (10/17/17)
Nina Meierding

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Nina Meierding filmed as part of's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Changing Your Direction in Conflict (10/13/17)
Cinnie Noble

What insight do you have into your conflict?

What ADR Professionals Can Learn from Litigating Divorce Lawyers (10/13/17)
Larry Gaughan

Well over 90% of all divorce cases are resolved by agreements, but there are two divergent methods for negotiating those agreements.

How Conflict Is Like Sex (10/06/17)
Peter T. Coleman

Another big idea on peace and justice from the career of Morton Deutsch.

From Litigation to Conflict Resolution (10/06/17)
Joe Markowitz

“From litigation to conflict resolution” describes what happens with most contested legal disputes; they tend to follow a trajectory from an adversarial to a more cooperative process.

When in Conflict, Ask Yourself, “What are the unmet needs?” (10/06/17)
Meredith Richardson

When you are in conflict, what are your unmet needs? What are the unmet needs of the person with whom you are in conflict?

Interview with Zena Zumeta (9/30/17)
Zena Zumeta

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Zena Zumeta, long time mediator, trainer and former President of the Academy of Family Mediators, filmed as part of's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.'

All for One … One for All: Collaborative Process Or Collaborative Lifestyle (9/29/17)
Marty Klein

In 2007, after twenty-three, war-torn years of litigation, I just knew that there had to be a better way of resolving conflict in people’s lives. Thus began my quest – my journey into the world of alternate dispute resolution.

Mediation in Domestic Violence Case: Whether to Use or Not to Use? – An Indian Perspective (9/22/17)
Sandeep Bhalothia

In this article, I aim to identify two opposite interests associated with the settlement of domestic violence cases, and look at the Indian law to see how those two interests are equitably balanced, therefore, providing a recommended way forward, not necessarily a perfect one, to handle cases related to domestic violence.

Can Your Beliefs About Someone Alter Their Behavior? (9/14/17)
Tammy Lenski

If you believe someone is aggressive, could they behave more aggressively with you than with others?

10 Things to Consider Before Signing a Prenuptial Agreement (9/14/17)
Debbie Smith

So you need to determine things to consider before signing a prenuptial agreement and don’t know where to start?

Educating the Next Generation in Conflict Resolution: A Review of "Trouble at the Watering Hole: The Adventures of Emo and Chickie" - Book Review (9/08/17)
Joshua N. Weiss, Gregg Relyea

This article includes reviews by Dan Shapiro, Director, Harvard Law School, International Negotiation Program, and other notables, including Bill Ury and the Dalai Lama, of the children's book Educating the Next Generation in Conflict Resolution: A Review of "Trouble at the Watering Hole: The Adventures of Emo and Chickie" by Gregg Relyea and Joshua Weiss.

Using ADR Ideas to Negotiate Divorce Agreements (9/01/17)
Larry Gaughan

In negotiating a divorce agreement, it’s important to understand how the spouses negotiated with each other during their marriage. Helps Divorcing Couples Resolve and Learn From Conflicts (8/14/17)
Sean Garrity

Founded more than 20 years ago as a vehicle to connect professional mediators with individuals who need dispute resolution services, today presents more than 15,000 articles and top-tier resources for its 5 million annual visitors.

Why Don’t Transformative Mediations Get Violent? (8/11/17)
Dan Simon

“It’s important to set ground rules at the start of a mediation, and then you can remind the parties of those rules if they get off track later,” said a trainee in one of my mediation courses.

Knowing our Neighbours – a Mediator’s Reflection (8/08/17)
John Sturrock

I am travelling back from a couple of days in and around Dublin, discussing an initiative on respectful political dialogue with politicians, academics and conflict resolution professionals.

Prenup? That’s Good News! (8/08/17)
Joy Rosenthal

Your wedding day is only a few months off and your fiancé nervously mentions that he would like a prenuptial agreement.

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