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Parenting Articles

What is Child-Inclusive Mediation?

(10/26/18)Dakota Murphey

If you are a parent going through separation or divorce it is highly likely you are worried about the effect it will have on your children.

10 Do’s and Don’ts of Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce

(10/19/18)Diane Kramer

Are you struggling with Co-Parenting after divorce? If you are, it is no surprise.

APFM: The Dream, Progress to Date, and New Goals

(10/12/18)Virginia Colin

In March 2012, eleven amazing people announced the creation of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. They had big dreams and grand expectations. Let’s look at how far we have come and where we may go.

Book Review: The Master Agreement by Jay Bultz

(10/08/18)Donald T. Saposnek

'The Master Agreement', now in its Second Edition, offers a comprehensive manual of issues, clauses and phrases for use in drafting Marital Settlement Agreements. This book is unique, of very high quality, will save you time, and elevate the quality of your drafting.

Interview with Maxine Baker-Jackson

(10/02/18)Maxine Baker-Jackson

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Maxine Baker-Jackson, former Director and Mediator, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Dependency Court, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Co-Parenting Tips During a Divorce

(8/31/18)Mitch Cohen

By following some simple tips and committing yourself to being the best co-parent possible, you can help to ensure your children thrive during and after the divorce.

5 Common Misconceptions Surrounding Family Mediation

(8/31/18)Laura Ward

The main difference with family mediation is that, opposed to going through lawyers, you are encouraged to speak directly to each other.

Addressing Your Child’s Repressed Anger

(8/15/18)Linette Garcia

If a parent wants to set their child up for success, they should strive to teach them how to handle their emotions in a healthy way.

Interview with Don Saposnek

(7/31/18)Donald T. Saposnek

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Don Saposnek, a leading family mediator, writer and editor, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

Interview with Lisa Parkinson

(7/22/18)Lisa Parkinson

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Lisa Parkinson, family mediation leader in the UK and Europe, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.

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.

For Those Feeling Generous: A Gift for Clients, Friends - Book Review

(7/13/18)John Fiske, Laurie Israel

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.

7 Reasons Why You Should Keep Communicating

(6/21/18)Trevor McDonald

Miscommunication plagues divorces in numerous different ways.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”

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.

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.

Change Is Coming: Tax Reform Act Punishes Divorcing Couples

(3/02/18)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

The new act aims to prevent this “nefarious” practice, often labeled as a divorce subsidy, by rendering alimony payments as after tax income, beginning with the 2019 tax year.

4 Game-Changing Tips to Build Your Divorce Mediation Practice

(2/15/18)Michael Aurit

Whether you are just opening the doors of your divorce mediation practice, or you have been a professional family mediator for many years, considering these 4 Game Changing Tips with potential clients can be game-changers for developing your more successful mediation practice.

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