For couples facing divorce in their late fifties, sixties, and beyond, the questions and issues are quite distinct from those facing younger couples.
Divorce can be a very challenging time for anyone especially when it is coupled with financial difficulties.
This article discusses this mediator's viewpoint that as a mediation profession need to celebrate our own pride.
Conflict happens. It is inevitable. It is going to happen whenever you have people with different expectations. Here are some tools for avoiding and resolving disputes in the early stages, before they become full-blown conflicts.
I ask both parties to come in for an introductory meeting when they inquire about divorce mediation.
Being a mediator brings surprises along the way. It is remarkable that, after years of waiting for Scotland to pick up the mediation baton, we now have two important initiatives underway.
Only people we love and care deeply about can make us so angry we want to blow a gasket, says famed Star Trek actor George Takei.
This looks at a PON article which discusses four reasons why a negotiator might proceed down the slippery slope of an ethical lapse.
As a former practicing CPA, who is now a professional mediator, I pose the following question: What has the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act done to help couples improve the statistics regarding the institution of marriage and make the emotional issues of divorce less stressful?
The wider Influence of mediation and negotiative thinking beyond practice.
I have said this before and will say it again: talking to the other party does wonders.
Author, Author! An Interview with Michael Lang, Author of The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution
How do you think about reflective practice?
In my early training to be a mediator, the trainer often suggested that to help the parties reach an agreement on the really big issues, start with the small ones.
The Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) recently became the first major organization to endorse The National Mediation Policy Act, a seminal national effort to improve the sanity of discourse in our country.
It is a privilege to speak here at the Salzburg Global Seminar. I'd like to start with some provocation. Imagine these alternatives to the usual headlines.
I will attempt to speculate on a few of the possible consequences of the Trump presidency for the field of conflict resolution and negotiation.
Donald Trump’s primary approach to the resolution of conflict is to focus on what he sees as his power advantage over the party with whom he is dealing, and to rely on that presumed power advantage to force the other party to agree to his terms.
Andrea Schneider Interview - The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society
This is an interview with Andrea Schneider by Robert Benjamin discussing negotiative strategies.
Trump’s behavior in the the Presidency reflects many of his New York negotiation experiences and guidelines, for better and worse.
Interview with John Lande: The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society
This is an interview with John Lande, a leading academic in the fields of law and mediation, by Robert Benjamin as part of Mediate's "The Future of Mediation and Negotiation in Our Culture, Politics and Society" video series.
I argue that mediators are well advised to be mindful of the distinction between appearance and reality.
When one or both people in a marriage or long-term committed relationship are struggling with the question “Should I get a Divorce?”, Family Mediation can be an ideal process for the couple to have some difficult discussions and make a fully informed decision about next steps in their relationship.
When creating a plan in which you will explain your divorce, it is best to keep certain guidelines in mind.
Review of Martin E. Latz. The Real Trump Deal: An Eye-Opening Look at How He Really Negotiates.
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