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.
Joan is an author, therapist, mediator, and parenting coordinator with four decades of experience working with high conflict parents who are separating.
Interview with Marilyn McKnight, former President of the AFM and ACR, filmed as part of our Views from the Eye of the Storm Series.
If you and your spouse are unable to reach agreement in mediation, you still have the option of going to court.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Joan Kelly, well-known clinical psychologist, researcher and founding Executive Director of the Northern California Mediation Center, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Don Saposnek, a leading family mediator, writer and editor, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Lisa Parkinson, family mediation leader in the UK and Europe, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Series.
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.
Professionals writing about divorce too often reinforce parental fears by recounting, even exacerbating the negative consequences of divorce
Child-custody evaluations have become commonplace in family-law disputes over living arrangements, parental decision-making, and time-sharing with offspring.
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.
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.
Divorce mediators can greatly benefit from reading and having readily on hand this new book by a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst who understands that divorce should be a planning process.
When the fire of love feels dead or the threat of divorce is put on the table what is really happening?
The article addresses increased rates of divorce and important considerations for protecting one’s self and financial assets and the consequences of failing to do so.
This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Clarence Cramer, long-time leader in the field of court-connected family mediation, including the mediation of cases involving domestic violence, filmed as part of the Mediate.com 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.
This article discusses options for reaching equitable solutions before divorce.
The question to be answered by all parents—separated or divorced parents, married or unmarried—is: How will the child’s college education be funded? In short, who will pay and how much?
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.
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.
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?
How many times do clients come into your divorce mediation office when they aren't on the same page?
This article summarizes five U.S. Tax Court cases in which the Court ruled against the taxpayer on issues involving deductible alimony.
A comparison of the resolution process of two former spouses, one who chooses litigation and the other who chooses the collaborative process.
With expanded participation of women in the workforce, there is a need to adapt the workplace to pregnant and breast-feeding workers.