Articles for Everyone
By Bill Eddy | Empathy, attention and respect are the opposite of what you feel like giving someone when he or she is upset and is verbally attacking YOU, but they are what works. People who are very upset generally cannot think well or negotiate constructively. With empathy, attention, and respect, you can help them calm down.
By Ariella Shuster | Metaphorically, deciding what to keep and what to let go of during divorce and experiencing the associated memories and feelings is like cleaning out a long-cluttered garage.
By Larry Gaughan | Adversarial attorneys can learn from mediators about using constructive processes instead of exacerbating competitive, dysfunctional divorce negotiations.
By Rachel Birnbaum and Nick Bala | More and more people who are divorcing do it without a lawyer. This research looks at their reasons and at the anticipated consequences of their decisions.
By Donald T. Saposnek, Ph.D. | All these political issues that have become (or continued to be) polarized can be understood within the same conceptual frame as we understand our high conflict divorce cases.
By Michael J. Dwyer and Susan A. Hansen | Wisconsin will permit mediators who are lawyers to draft and file all legal documents required to implement mediated agreements on behalf of both parties. Families will benefit from this step.
By Vicki Shemin | Before you give up on your marriage, you may consider marriage mediation, a postnuptial agreement, a trial separation, or exit counseling.
By Michael Aurit, JD, MDR | Find a well-trained, experienced mediator who devotes much of his/her time to divorce mediation and will help you understand your financial decisions and keep your kids in the forefront.
By Amanda Singer | Prenuptial agreements (prenups) don’t scream romance — probably the last thing that you want to think about when planning a wedding — but smart folks create them.
By Virginia Colin | Separate celebrations with two sides of a divorced family get old for some kids and some young adults. Can co-parents celebrate together?
By Larry Gaughan | By Larry Gaughan | Sharing, listening, dividing responsibilities fairly, and negotiating are all included in a healthy marriage.
By Michael Aurit, JD, MDR | Parents often misinterpret the ways children act during divorce. These misunderstandings can lead to destructive custody battles. Mediation is constructive.