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 Virginia L Colin | Despite the pain of their separation, numerous misunderstandings, and frightening arguments, this mom and dad made a plan that protected their child.
By Rachel Birnbaum and Nick Bala | How can mediators and courts give children a safe, useful and cost-efficient way to make their perspectives known when decisions about parenting plans are being made? Some research is available.
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 Larry Gaughan | Clients who get loud and nasty during mediation may nevertheless reach a fair settlement. Nice clients may not. Conflict resolution models help clarify what is happening.