A skilled mediator is essential to a successful mediation. While many mediators have the requisite training, it takes more than that to be a great at mediation. Legal and practical experience, plus a unique mindset and constellation of personality traits can make a significant difference in a … [Read more...] about What to Look for In a Great Family Law Mediator
While many people have heard of divorce mediation, they often have misconceptions about how it works. No one can be forced to go through mediation or accept a settlement. Divorce mediation is a voluntary process whereby the parties work with a neutral third-party mediator to negotiate a settlement. … [Read more...] about How Does the Divorce Mediation Process Work?
After divorce, many parents continue to have disputes over the co-parenting of their children. Rather than go to a judge to decide the issue, the courts often recommend and/or the parties on their own can begin using parenting coordinators. Parenting coordinators employ a child-focused … [Read more...] about How Parenting Coordinators Can Help Resolve Post-Divorce Disputes Involving Children
For couples who are experiencing marital problems, the holiday season can just add to their stress. The end of year also brings thoughts of starting fresh in the new year. Combine the two feelings and you have some couples contemplating whether to divorce or wishing they could resolve their issues … [Read more...] about Use Mediation to Settle Your Divorce Issues by Year End
No one likes divorce. It is a stressful and emotional experience for both sides. Litigation can make it worse because of its adversarial nature. The parties argue their sides and the “winner” prevails. That mindset can fuel more resentment and lingering anger even after the divorce is over. In … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Mediation Offers a Better Divorce Experience
You are having problems in your relationship with your spouse or long-time partner. You wish to separate, and, maybe divorce. Can mediation help you in taking this very important next step? Do you and your significant other communicate well? Are you able to fairly discuss the next step of your … [Read more...] about Why You Should Consider Mediation before Separation or Divorce