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Marital Mediation Articles

Divorce Lawyers: 5 Little Known Things You Need To Know

(7/06/17)Vicki Shemin

There is an inescapable fact: the relationship between a divorce attorney and a client is, at best, a business relationship.

Massachusetts Divorce: How Long Does it Take?

(7/06/17)Marion Wasserman

Let us imagine a couple in agreement on pursuing the quickest possible Massachusetts divorce.

How to Mediate a Prenuptial Agreement

(6/14/17)Laurie Israel

Marriages can be damaged by a destructive prenup or by a harsh prenup negotiation process.

Save a Marriage through Mediation

(6/08/17)Vicki Shemin

This is the true story of a couple that considered divorce, but decided to stay together after drafting a postmarital agreement regarding the parenting of their young son.

It Takes A Solomon: Tearing Children Apart in Divorce

(6/02/17)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

When a couple with children decide that it is time to divorce it is important for them to remember they are not divorcing their children, nor are they divorcing their shared role as parent.

Need Help Getting Your Spouse to the Negotiating Table?

(5/26/17)Eileen Coen

What happens when you want to use mediation for divorce, but your spouse doesn’t? It’s a fairly common situation but not a hopeless one — so don’t give up before trying some tried and true strategies to bring them onboard.

Nesting a New Co-Parenting Arrangement

(5/22/17)Hadassah Fidler

Divorce is a hard process and perhaps nobody knows this better than the children of divorced parents, who can find themselves caught up in a situation over which they have little control facing an uncertain future.

Marital Conflict is Not a Mental Health Disorder

(5/12/17)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

When two people form a union, whether a legal union – such as marriage, or a domestic partnership, there will be conflict.

Can You Use a Mediator in an Uncontested Divorce?

(3/28/17)Gabriel Cheong, Esq.

If you and your spouse are unable to reach agreement in mediation, you still have the option of going to court.

Family Mediation Research: Is There Empirical Support for the Field? (An Update)

(3/06/17)Joan B. Kelly, Ph.D.

The divorce rate began its sharp increase in the early 1960's and more than doubled by the end of the 1970's. This was accompanied by dramatic changes in cultural traditions, societal expectations, and divorce and child custody laws.

Collaborative Parenting Can Mend the Divide

(3/06/17)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

Professionals writing about divorce too often reinforce parental fears by recounting, even exacerbating the negative consequences of divorce

Harmful Effects of Child-Custody Evaluations on Children

(3/03/17)Ira Turkat

Child-custody evaluations have become commonplace in family-law disputes over living arrangements, parental decision-making, and time-sharing with offspring.

A Transformative Parenting Mediation Model

(3/03/17)Wayne Plenert

The key to successful parenting mediation is using a model that works for the parents and provides a parenting model that starts with a truce, then works towards mid and long term parenting goals.

Divorce Mediation In New Jersey

(3/03/17)Carrie Schultz

This article is about the divorce mediation process, including specific recommendations for New Jersey.

Conflict Analysis & Intervention Selection for Parenting Coordinators: Strategies for Success

(2/28/17)Nicole Garton

This article provides background information on parental conflict and its consequences for children. Three conflict analysis models are presented to assist parenting coordinators to diagnose parental conflict and select effective intervention strategies.

Is Divorce The Real Target?

(2/17/17)Armand and Robbin DAlo

When the fire of love feels dead or the threat of divorce is put on the table what is really happening?

Divorce Mediation In Ohio

(1/13/17)Eric Laubacher

This article discusses options for reaching equitable solutions before divorce.

Learning to Love

(1/06/17)Jason Dykstra

This article discusses a New Year's Resolution for bettering relationship and communication.

Avoiding the Holiday Blues During Separation or After Divorce

(12/18/16)Dr. Lynne C. Halem

With some creativity, and openness to future adjustment, separated and divorced couples can preserve key ingredients of the holiday season by pre-planning the children’s shared visits ahead of time.

Holiday Stress? There Is a Way to Fight

(12/18/16)Armand and Robbin DAlo

Conflict is a part of life, and so exposure to it can be an important lesson in emotional literacy for kids if it is handled properly.

How to Give Your Spouse the Best Christmas Present Ever

(12/09/16)Meredith Richardson

When things are going well in a marriage, when you've been together for years and years, you can take your spouse for granted.

Parenting Across the Miles

(11/28/16)Meredith Richardson

When people with young children divorce, they create a schedule of parenting time for each parent with the children. What happens when life disrupts this schedule?

Are They Ready to Divorce?

(11/17/16)Janet Wiseman

How many times do clients come into your divorce mediation office when they aren't on the same page?

Looking to the Future: Is There Still A Place For Proactive, Early Intervention Mediation in Our Changing Field?

(10/17/16)Nina Meierding

The author is hopeful that mediators, participants, and attorneys will re-examine the trend of late intervention, lawyer-centric mediation and bring pro-active, early mediation back as one of the important focuses of the mediation field.

UNCITRAL and the enforceability of iMSAs: the debate heats up – Final Installment

(9/23/16)Anna Howard, Nadja Alexander, Dorcas Quek Anderson

The mounting global hubbub surrounding mediation, and highly varied perceptions regarding the nature and value of mediation, underscore the need for thoughtful conversation and deliberate reflection on present trends and tendencies.

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