His divorce was going really badly: aggressive lawyers on both sides, court battles and blame-ridden affidavits!
From limited experiences, learning from mistakes, compliments from clients, advise from mentors and suggestions from peers, here is a guidebook with some cheat codes for any amateur lawyer looking to rehearse before a Mediation.
What do garden snails, lizards and humans all have in common?
Mediation in Worcester, Gloucester and the surrounding areas is increasingly the default option when it comes to family dispute resolution.
This article covers Restoring Community Day held in 2017, including plans for the upcoming Community Day to be held in October 2018.
"Keep calm and carry on" is generally a mantra I refer to when I am in the mediation room.
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.
This article illustrates how a mediator can assist parties to move from their positions to their underlying interests.
I love this book. It reminds us that we can take family law problems to another level, one not taught in law schools: generosity.
This article discusses the ideological divide looking at conflict from both a mediator's (Part 1) and a therapist's perspective (Part 2).
As I write these words, a meeting is being organized in Singapore between the US and North Korea, and it is worth reflecting for a moment on how it happened that the world suddenly changed.
In this article, you will learn two key methods that experienced de-escalators use to maintain control of these high risk, high emotion situations, and guide the agitated person back into a calmer state of mind.
In the aftermath of the Parkland crisis, the surrounding community and mediators/peacebuilders have been called to assist in efforts with the Crime Commission, law enforcement and even SWAT to work in the area of youth violence prevention.
The article is sums up the infinite reasons/ outcomes that the healing effects of mediation can bring to kids in our society.
A committee of the Storting (Norway's supreme legislature) has approved a proposal to mandate Studentombud for all universities in the country. At present, ten universities provide Student Ombuds programs, which serve about two-thirds of all university students.
Many people resort to retaliation to protect their own authority. Yet, conduct in such situations rarely happens within ethical means.
As part of its on-going effort to respond to allegations of sexual misconduct in the state capital, a joint subcommittee of the California legislature heard about how the Ombuds programs work at the University of California.
The profound apology has been an essential part of abuse redress schemes adopted by a number of religious institutions in Australia for supporting victims of abuse within their organisations.
As they say, if two people always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
This article provides an approach to positive co-parenting while enduring a divorce. This involves constructive communication, renovating hostile environments, and having the mediator pose as a role model for a positive co-parenting experience.
How Will the Way We Resolve Our Workplace and Family Business Disputes Impact our Thanksgiving Meal?
The opposition in disputes is not “the other side”, because I don’t see a workplace in terms of having two sides – employees vs. employers.
Well over 90% of all divorce cases are resolved by agreements, but there are two divergent methods for negotiating those agreements.
In 2007, after twenty-three, war-torn years of litigation, I just knew that there had to be a better way of resolving conflict in people’s lives. Thus began my quest – my journey into the world of alternate dispute resolution.
Ten Reasons Why Mediation Creates a Holistic Approach in Generating More Love & Compassion in Family Conflicts
The article is about general foundations and principles of family conflicts in relationship to mediation focus. The overall article is a summary study in 10 steps for family conflicts through mediation process.