Lawyers love conflict. They thrive on it. If anyone can coexist with conflict, it’s a lawyer.
How can we heal the deep divisions in our country? How do we talk to each other with compassion and empathy across our differences?
Many people assume that the only way to resolve a family law matter is to retain counsel and commence a Court action. This is a wrong assumption.
Let’s take a simple example to show why a back of the envelope calculation could provide a completely inaccurate picture of the value of the marital vs separate portions of a joint account.
The metaphor of an iceberg has commonly been used as a metaphor about conflict.
Mediation is rarely taught as a core subject in business schools, law schools and other professional curricula, despite the fact that an increasing number of jurisdictions now provide for some form of court sponsored mediation.
The art and craft of mediation, like many other skills, mainly matures from the myriad mistakes mediators make on their way to meticulously mastering the process.
Is all the technology really necessary, and worth the price?
COVID-19 has created additional need for legal services in many areas, including housing, consumer law, employment law, probate, family law, domestic violence advocacy, criminal law, among others.
Conflict Resolution in the Time of COVID-19--Voices from Seven Continents of the World: North America
This article series includes viewpoints on the current state of conflict resolution from all 7 continents. This article focuses on North America.
The Independent Panel examining the 2014 Family Justice Reforms confirmed there is a place for Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) in situations where family violence has occurred or is a concern.
We wonder does the change in methods push us to let go of our models of practice in favor of “whatever gets the job done?”
Facilitation can be transformative. It permits employers and employees to engage in authentic dialogue and reach collective decisions aligned with their core values.
Mediation is a young, exciting, and expanding field of practice.
The success of online mediation depends 95% on your mediation experience and skills.
We decided to bring experts together who can provide some tips on how to deal with the stress of not only COVID-19 but the stress of going through a divorce or separation during these unprecedented times.
Don Saposnek describes how different mediation models, while they may have different qualities and values, are often blended together by experienced mediators.
As their own practices slow down, some mediators are volunteering to offer free consultations and negotiation sessions to try and find solutions and some emotional comfort for people who are riddled with anxiety and a lack of knowledge.
This video can be sent to clients who will be meeting online, familiarizing them with the process, and discussing confidentiality concerns.
Are your clients asking you to meet online? Here are some suggestions for getting started.
This is a new interview of Bruce Edwards by Mediate.com's Managing Editor, Dr. Clare Fowler. Mr. Edwards discusses the growth in the field of mediation generally and the growth of mediation in India specifically.
Kathleen Wells, lead partner at Wells Family Law shares how to identify a high conflict personality, the characteristics of a typical high conflict divorce file, and suggestions on how clients can best manage both.
A core belief in many traditions holds that the human condition is "dynamic" i.e., not a "static state".
The Roots of Intolerance and Opposition to Compromise: The Effects of Absolutism on Political Attitudes
With increasing political polarization in the United States, political absolutists are halting the practice of compromise and collaboration for their Congressional representatives.
In this blog post, Saakshi Jain, student, Amity University, Lucknow Campus writes about Mediation, a must and compulsory process in India. This post also covers the need, advantages, and disadvantages of mediation and its impact on Indian divorces.