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Prenuptial Agreements and the New Tax Law: Is There a Problem on the Horizon? (7/20/18)
Dr. Lynne C. Halem

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.




Spiritual Journeys in a Material World: Thoughts about Spirituality for Divorce Professionals (7/20/18)
Larry Gaughan

This article discusses the spiritual struggle that many of our clients are facing and our role to support them and understand their concerns as they go through divorces and other difficult conflicts.




Ask Yourself This Kind of Question When an Argument Rattles You (7/13/18)
Tammy Lenski

When a difficult conversation rattles you, using a centering question can help you get your balance back.




For Those Feeling Generous: A Gift for Clients, Friends - Book Review (7/13/18)
John Fiske

I love this book. It reminds us that we can take family law problems to another level, one not taught in law schools: generosity.




Child Dependency Mediation Update (7/02/18)
Randy Drew

Mediator Randy Drew discusses the success of their multi-mediator approach.




Comparative Data on Mediation Websites: Most Visited and Most Linked (6/26/18)
Mediate.com

According to Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked dispute resolution website. See the new data here!




Employment Arbitration Agreements Reach Epic Status (6/22/18)
Jack Urquhart

Employees who contractually agree to resolve employment disputes in an individualized arbitration waive all rights to class actions or any other collective dispute process.




7 Reasons Why You Should Keep Communicating (6/21/18)
Trevor McDonald

Miscommunication plagues divorces in numerous different ways.




A Toddler's Wisdom on Conflict Resolution (6/15/18)
Jan Frankel Schau

The values we share matter more than our differences.




Why Is Conflict Such a Big Deal? (6/14/18)
Dan Simon

Conflict is a big deal because it affects our two most basic values – strength of self and care of other.




Getting a Divorce? Mediate, Don't Litigate. (6/14/18)
Judith Weigle

Getting a divorce? You have options that will allow you to pick the right people to help you do that, but there’s no one size fits all choice.




Disability Mediation : An Overview (6/14/18)
Ryan Compton

This article is to give an over view of the use of disability mediation and a case study. The article will highlight some of the benefits of utilizing specialist mediators, confidentiality and why disability mediation works.




Interview with Andrew Schepard (6/12/18)
Andrew Schepard

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Andrew Schepard, a leading professor, editor and writer of family law and mediation, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.




Interview with Larry Fong (6/05/18)
Larry Fong

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Larry Fong, a leading Canadian Family Mediator, filmed as part of Mediate.com's "'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.




Top Ten Ways To Protect Your Kids From The Fallout Of A High Conflict Break-Up (6/05/18)
Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

Joan is an author, therapist, mediator, and parenting coordinator with four decades of experience working with high conflict parents who are separating.




The Gang of Fourteen (5/29/18)
Peter Adler

These are dark times, especially if you are part of the loose community of people who by virtue of nature and/or nurture, are of a mediative persuasion.




Adult Kids of Divorcees Should Be Spared from the Drama (5/17/18)
Tracee McCole

Many parents do not know how to help their adult children deal with divorce.




Five Huge Benefits of Choosing Mediation (5/11/18)
Emily Andrews

Let’s face it, divorce is messy and painful and can be very expensive.




Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls” (5/03/18)
Laurie Israel

Why I wrote “The Generous Prenup: How to Support Your Marriage and Avoid the Pitfalls”




Are You Really Ready for Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask (5/01/18)
Bruce Derman, Wendy Gregson

This article outlines what couples need to do in order to consider and face the numerous dilemmas that are inherent in divorce.




Interview with Jay Folberg (5/01/18)
Jay Folberg

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




3 Reasons Why You Want to Mediate Guardianship Disputes (4/27/18)
Lee Drizin

Settling the issue of who should take legal guardianship over a ward can be a long, drawn out, and tedious process.




Listen to Your Heart, Not Your Friends & Family (4/27/18)
Judith Weigle

The divorce settlement will always reflect the tone of the marriage when done out of court in a mediation or through opposing attorneys as the voice of the parties, even more than the law.




The Intractability Barrier in Child Dependency (4/13/18)
Randy Drew

Stories of successfully breaking the intractability barrier in child dependency mediation: Conflict can be dealt with more successfully & less harmfully. (Say it with me.)




Why Are You And Your Sibling Fighting Over Your Parent's House? (4/12/18)
Kamela Laird

In this model, the lawyer-mental health professional duo creates a safe container for you and your sibling to communicate authentically about what really matters to you.




Is the Overconfidence Effect Sabotaging Your Communication? (4/05/18)
Tammy Lenski

The overconfidence effect is a natural bias toward believing that we’re better at something than we actually are.




A Modest Proposal to Mitigate Sexual Harassment and Misconduct in the Workplace (4/05/18)
Stephanie Klein

Social and news media bombard us daily with accounts of sexual harassment and misconduct by captains of industry, the arts and politics.




Mediate.com Recognized as a Top Attorney Directory for SEO! (3/26/18)
Mediate.com

Now celebrating our 23rd Year, Mediate.com has been recognized as a Top Law Firm Directory.




Strategies for Giving Feedback That People Can Hear (3/23/18)
Kathy Popaleni

More often than not, we are surprised when we get a negative reaction after having provided feedback to a peer or colleague.




Splitting America Redux: Implications for Keeping our Kids Safe (3/16/18)
Donald T. Saposnek

After 911, our lives changed seemingly forever. No longer a safe, secure, innocent society, Americans have come to a tipping point.



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