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Using Family Mediators for Interventions
By Patricjk Bailey | If you need to conduct an intervention because of a family member’s addiction, having a family mediator manage the process can foster understanding and resolve pressing issues.
Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Divorce
By Christina McGhee | Kids need reassuring but honest information about how their lives will be changing. Talk with your children in a direct way, using clear language.
Co-Parenting Well Through the Teen Years
By Lisa Gabardi | On the road to becoming responsible, respectful adults, teens benefit from having parents who stay involved, share information, and coordinate plans and rules. Opportunities to manipulate and deceive parents decrease when divorced parents keep each other well informed about their teenagers.
Debt and Divorce: Understand Your Liability for Shared Debt
By Leah Hadley, CDFA, MAFF | Find a well-trained, experienced, trustworthy mediator …
The Scope of Family Mediation
By Georgia Daniels | From childhood through marriage, maybe divorce, elder care decisions, and probate, mediation can help families prevent or resolve conflicts peacefully and constructively.
You Can Do It – A Divorce Mediation Success Story
By Jerry Fabiano | One of the key principles of divorce mediation is that the process empowers the participants to make their own decisions and reach their own conclusions. Here is a good example.
Standards — Self-Determination
By Steve Erickson | We need a way to assess skills and provide credentials for family mediators who are client-centered, non-coercive, and respectful of self-determination. Other approaches masquerading as mediation are confusing the public.
New Tax Law Significantly Impacts Couples Going Through Divorce
By Michael Wayland | What aspects of new tax law affect divorce settlements? Changes related to filing status, standard deductions, child tax credit, alimony, mortgage interest, and home equity loans are discussed.
5 Tips for Choosing the Best Divorce Mediator
By Michael Aurit, JD, MDR | Find a well-trained, experienced, trustworthy mediator who devotes almost all of his/her time to divorce and family mediation and charges reasonable fees.
How to Handle Family Conflicts During the Holidays
By Virginia Colin | Family conflicts? Here are some tips for focusing on the love and loyalty that are usually mixed up with the political, religious, or personal differences.
Taking Charge of Your Divorce Process
By Virginia Colin | When facing divorce, start with taking care of yourself, assembling your support team, and gathering the records that you will need. Do not run to a lawyer before learning enough about your situation.
The Children’s Bill of Rights in Divorce
By Robert Emery | During and after separation and divorce, kids should have the right to love and be loved by both of their parents without feeling guilt or disapproval. They should be protected from their parents’ conflicts.