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Marital Mediation Articles

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

The End Game

(1/15/21)Scott Levin

Deciding to divorce is likely going to be the biggest decision of your life, bigger than even deciding to get married in the first place, and how you choose to proceed will make all the difference.

What a Financial Affidavit Won’t Do

(12/07/20)Mary Salisbury

I was recently reminded of the difference in the depth of information and subsequently the analysis that I perform when I do my financial analysis versus what information is provided by clients when they are asked to fill out a Financial Affidavit.

Can You Be a Litigator and a Mediator?

(11/12/20)Scott Levin

“You know what, Ken? A bad idea would be to let your client walk out of here today and drag this thing out for another year, wasting more time and more money," ~ The Wedding Crashers

Married Mediators: Marilyn McKnight and Steve Erickson

(11/09/20)Stephen Erickson, Marilyn McKnight

An interview with Marilyn McKnight and Stephen Erickson about the origins of family mediation, their different conflict styles, and the future of conflict resolution. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 2020 Conference.

Being Emotionally Ready for Divorce Mediation

(11/06/20)Roseann Vanella

A question I often ask clients when they come to me for a consultation for divorce mediation, “Are you each emotionally ready to mediate your divorce”?

Married Mediators: Joan Goldsmith and Ken Cloke

(10/13/20)Kenneth Cloke, Joan Goldsmith

An interview with Joan Goldsmith and Ken Cloke about mediation, being married to a mediator, and the future of mediation. Recorded and shared as part of the Mediation 20/20 Conference.

Fault Lines/Property Lines in Conflict

(10/03/20)Lorraine Segal

Understanding fault lines and property lines can help us resolve conflicts.

Do You Have to be a Lawyer to Draft a Separation Agreement?

(9/28/20)Amy Robertson

Do you have to be an attorney to be a divorce mediator? The short answer is no. The long answer is important to unpack though.

Mediation as a Business Accelerator

(9/25/20)Orit Asnin

This article discusses how mediation can help business, an inspiring example from The Middle East.

How to Choose a Divorce Mediator

(9/14/20)Amy Robertson

Mediator fit is really important.

Listening is the Key to Problem Solving

(9/14/20)Larry Ray

Most people when pressed will admit that they are not listening effectively.

Family Mediation vs Family Litigation

(9/12/20)Marian Grande

Many people assume that the only way to resolve a family law matter is to retain counsel and commence a Court action. This is a wrong assumption.

When Three Becomes a Crowd

(9/04/20)Keri Morris

An example of how dispute resolution can help when the courts can’t.

The Importance of Accurately Attributing Gains on Separate Property in Divorce

(9/04/20)Mary Salisbury

Let’s take a simple example to show why a back of the envelope calculation could provide a completely inaccurate picture of the value of the marital vs separate portions of a joint account.

Mediating Online: Family Mediation Course

(8/26/20)Jim Melamed

Mediate.com is proud to make the first day of our 10 day Online Family Mediation course available for free! The overall 20-hour training is available both "live" September 14-25 and is also available as a recorded course on an ongoing basis. Enjoy!

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