By Stuart Reed | Being present, authentic, patient, and committed to integrity are aims of mindfulness. These same qualities can help mediators avoid ethical pitfalls and better serve mediation participants.
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.
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.
By Virginia Colin | By forming a mentoring network and learning from each other, professional family mediators can build successful careers. Success includes earning a living.
By Bill Eddy | When you are working with high conflict people, the methods mediators usually use may be counter-productive. A structured, proposal-focused approach is more helpful to them.
By Virginia Colin | Professional family mediators need an organization that helps them improve their skills and attract clients. APFM needs members’ active participation.