Mediating Divorce

A Step-by-Step Manual
Author: Marilyn S. McKnight,Stephen K. Erickson
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787958497
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
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Mediating Divorce: A Step-by-Step Manual is written for family law attorneys and therapists who need a comprehensive resource for facilitating the divorce mediation process. Written by Marilyn S. McKnight and Stephen K. Erickson, two widely known pioneers in the field of divorce mediation, this useful guide will show how to implement the techniques needed to be an effective divorce mediator. It includes helpful information for understanding and working through the emotions experienced by people going through a divorce.

A Guide to Divorce Mediation

How to Reach a Fair, Legal Settlement at a Fraction of the Cost
Author: Gary J. Friedman
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9781563052453
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 376
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Describes the divorce mediator's unique mix of legal, psychological, and spiritual perspectives and discusses the ground rules and legal ramifications

Divorce and Family Mediation

Models, Techniques, and Applications
Author: Jay Folberg,Ann Milne,Peter Salem
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781593850029
Category: Psychology
Page: 588
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Building on the success of their groundbreaking 1988 Divorce Mediation, Folberg et al. now present the latest state-of-the-art, comprehensive resource on family and divorce mediation. Paving the way for the field to establish its own distinct discipline and academic tradition, this authoritative volume offers chapters contributed by leading mediation researchers, trainers, and practitioners. Detailed are the theory behind mediation practice, the contemporary social and political context, and practical issues involved in mediating divorce and custody disputes with contemporary families. Authors also address intriguing questions about professional standards and where the field should go from here. A groundbreaking resource, this volume is indispensable for all mental health and legal professionals working with families in transition.

Mediating Child Custody Disputes

A Strategic Approach
Author: Donald T. Saposnek
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787940515
Category: Psychology
Page: 416
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Effective Mediation Seasoned mediator Donald Saposnek has revised and updated his classic primer which offers the most current information on issues and procedures concerning child custody mediation and includes important updates on new research and laws. Using metaphors drawn from Aikido, Saposnek's compassionate book offers guidance for developing the essential therapeutic skills and mediation techniques that will help solve difficult problems and create cooperation.

Conscious Divorce

Ending a Marriage with Integrity : a Practical and Spiritual Guide for Moving on
Author: Susan Allison
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 0609808087
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 309
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Provides advice for navigating through the emotional and practical landscape surrounding divorce, discussing factors including arbitration, spiritual leave-taking, financial planning, and communication.

The Effective Mediation

Practical Strategies for Effective Divorce and Family Mediation Practices
Author: Michelle M. Rozen
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781482536133
Category: Psychology
Page: 94
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The Effective Mediation is a practical, hands on guide for family and divorce mediators who wish to increase the effectiveness of their work with their clients, as well as beginning mediators or mediators in training who wish to learn the art and science of family and divorce mediation.

The Smart Gal's Guide Thru Divorce

"What Lawyers Don't Tell You."
Author: Sara A.,Sandra D.
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 151273361X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 170
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We all live and learn. Sara has learned through the journey of divorce. Sara is inspired to guide women to become well-informed. With over 16 Chapters of Smarts, The Smart Gal's Guide thru Divorce "What Lawyers don't tell you." Sara still believes in marriage. And she believes that marriage is God's best plan. Unfortunately ... many find that divorce comes into their life. We all know someone in our circle of influence who has experienced the journey of divorce. How to help? How to console? How to think it through? Don't go solo. This is the Guide-Book. This is a resource to share with those we care about ... With the potential to save thousands. To help guide them through to make sure everything is considered. 16 Chapter Titles include: Guiding Calendaring Lawyering Divorce Coaching Learning the Divorce Process Documenting Organizing Protecting Calculating Finances Researching Parenting your Children Setting-Up Empowering Forgiving Don't and ... Moving Forward Plus Reference Tools "Over 25 Key-Areas of Concern" "The 30 Most-Costly Mistakes" Divorce is highly complex. Become well-informed. There are new days ahead. We think it thru with you. The Smart Gal's Guide thru Divorce "What Lawyers don't tell you."

The Handbook of Family Dispute Resolution

Mediation Theory and Practice
Author: Alison Taylor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787962813
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 496
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No matter your profession (attorney, clinician, family therapist) or skill level (seasoned professional or novice), The Handbook of Family Dispute Resolution is an invaluable resource that outlines the most effective mediation approaches, techniques, and skills. The Handbook of Family Dispute Resolution is a practical and comprehensive guide that includes * A review of professional ethics and standards * Help for attorneys who are not trained in the skills needed for working with families * Information about cultural issues that affect families during mediation * Highlights of key legal and negotiation skills * Guidelines for understanding complex family dynamics and conflicts * A screening tool for evaluating domestic violence * A matrix for starting discussions of parenting plans based on children's needs * An examination of specialized practices for family mediation * Direction for assessing one's professional approach to family mediation

Working with Divorcing Spouses

How to Help Clients Navigate the Emotional and Legal Minefield
Author: Sam Margulies
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1593854811
Category: Psychology
Page: 322
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A guide to expanding any psychotherapy practice, this book provides therapists with essential information for helping clients manage the process of divorce with minimal damage to their kids, themselves, and their finances. The author is a prominent divorce mediator who shows how to guide individuals and couples to make sound choices at each step of the divorce process. He clearly explains the legal and practical aspects of divorce, and discusses how legal and emotional processes interact. Topics include helping clients choose the right lawyer or mediator, collaboratively develop custody and parenting plans, and deal with property and support issues. A wealth of concrete examples are included.

Renegotiating Family Relationships

Divorce, Child Custody, and Mediation
Author: Robert E. Emery
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1609189817
Category: Psychology
Page: 242
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Long recognized as the authoritative guide for clinicians working with divorcing families, this book presents crucial concepts, strategies, and intervention techniques. Robert E. Emery describes how to help parents navigate the emotional and legal hurdles of this painful family transition while protecting their children's well-being. The book is grounded in cutting-edge research on family relationships, parenting, and children's adjustment, including Emery's groundbreaking longitudinal study of the impact of divorce mediation versus litigation. It provides a detailed treatment manual for mediating custody and other disputes, developing collaborative parenting plans, and fostering positive postdivorce family relationships. New to This Edition *Reflects the latest psychological research, as well as divorce and custody law. *Chapters on understanding and addressing divorcing partners' anger and grief. *Treatment manual chapters have been extensively revised. *Incorporates the author's 12-year follow-up study.

Collaborative Divorce Handbook

Helping Families Without Going to Court
Author: Forrest S. Mosten
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470528563
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 280
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Forrest S. Mosten Collaborative Divorce Handbook Helping families without going to court Praise for Collaborative Divorce Handbook "There are many roads to peace. Whether you engage in collaborative practice, which by definition includes the provision that professionals will not represent the parties in litigation, or some other process for respectful conflict resolution, you will find Collaborative Divorce Handbook to be an invaluable resource for deepening your understanding and enhancing your skills as a peacemaker." —Talia L. Katz, JD, executive director, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals "Collaborative lawyering is a promising new way of resolving disputes through joint problem solving rather than adversary litigation that has particular appeal for divorce cases. Whether you are a client who seeks to learn more about it or a lawyer using it who desires a wise guiding hand, this book is an invaluable resource." —Frank E. A. Sander, Bussey Professor Emeritus, Harvard Law School "Written by one of the innovative thinkers in the field, Collaborative Divorce Handbook is a treasure of information for all professionals interested in collaborative divorce. Easy to read, expansive, and chock-full of resources, it is bound to become a classic." —Constance Ahrons, PhD, author, The Good Divorce and We're Still Family, and professor emerita, University of Southern California "Family law is changing. As more people realize that the adversarial process is expensive, degrading, and stressful, they look for alternatives and find it in various forms of alternative dispute resolution. Woody Mosten is the nationally recognized leader of this movement, and his book on collaborative practice literally will be 'The Handbook' we will all follow." —Garrett C. Dailey, Esq., CFLS, AAML, president, Attorney's BriefCase, Inc.

Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce


Author: Emily Doskow
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413325327
Category: Law
Page: 528
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Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce provides clear answers that can help make divorce simpler and reduce its financial and emotional cost. Readers will even learn how to complete the divorce with minimal help from an attorney. With compassion and understanding, Nolo's Essential Guide to Divorce explains what to expect through each stage of divorce. It helps readers: understand the divorce process learn about different types of divorce, including mediated, collaborative, and contested identify and divide property and assets fairly work with mediators or lawyers avoid expensive and painful court battles establish child custody and visitation arrangements handle child support issues, including how support is paid and enforced draft a marital settlement agreement deal with divorce emergencies address post-divorce issues, and negotiate and settle spousal support.

Challenging Conflict

Mediation Through Understanding
Author: Gary J. Friedman,Jack Himmelstein
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781604420524
Category: Law
Page: 305
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This revolutionary book shows how mediators and lawyers can help parties to escape the way conflict has them trapped and to work together toward meaningful and lasting resolutions that deeply respect their humanity. Through the telling of ten riveting stories of real mediations in diverse settings, the principles and methodologies of this dynamic approach to conflict come alive. In so "Challenging conflict," the authors also challenge the conflict resolution field to reach for more. Book jacket.

Parenting Coordination

A Practical Guide for Family Law Professionals
Author: Dr. Debra K. Carter, Ph.D.
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826106483
Category: Psychology
Page: 352
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Parenting Coordination is a child-centered process for conflicted divorced and divorcing parents. The Parenting Coordinator (PC) makes decisions to help high-conflict parents who cannot agree to parenting decisions on their own. This professional text serves as a training manual for use in all states and provinces which utilize Parenting Coordination, addressing the intervention process and the science that supports it. The text offers up-to-date research, a practical guide for training, service provision, and references to relevant research for quality parenting coordination practice. Specifically, this book describes the integrated model of Parenting Coordination, including the Parent Coordinator's professional role, responsibilities, protocol for service, and ethical guidelines.

The Mediation Process

Practical Strategies for Resolving Conflict
Author: Christopher W. Moore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118421523
Category: Law
Page: 704
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The Fourth Edition of a seminal work in the field of mediation and conflict resolution For almost thirty years, conflict resolution practitioners, faculty, and students have depended on The Mediation Process as the all-inclusive guide to the discipline. The most comprehensive book written on mediation, this text is perfect for new and experienced conflict managers working in any area of dispute resolution—family, community, employment, business, environmental, public policy multicultural, or international. This is the expert's guide, and the Fourth Edition has been expanded and revised to keep pace with developments in the field. It includes new resources that will promote excellence in mediation and help disputants reach durable agreements and enhance their working relationships. Includes expanded information on the latest approaches for providing mediation assistance Features comprehensive guidelines for selecting the right strategy for both common and unique problems Utilizes updated, contemporary case studies of all types of disputes Offers expanded coverage of the growing field and practice of intercultural and international mediation

Collaborative Divorce Handbook

Helping Families Without Going to Court
Author: Forrest S. Mosten
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470528563
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 280
View: 7716

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Forrest S. Mosten Collaborative Divorce Handbook Helping families without going to court Praise for Collaborative Divorce Handbook "There are many roads to peace. Whether you engage in collaborative practice, which by definition includes the provision that professionals will not represent the parties in litigation, or some other process for respectful conflict resolution, you will find Collaborative Divorce Handbook to be an invaluable resource for deepening your understanding and enhancing your skills as a peacemaker." —Talia L. Katz, JD, executive director, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals "Collaborative lawyering is a promising new way of resolving disputes through joint problem solving rather than adversary litigation that has particular appeal for divorce cases. Whether you are a client who seeks to learn more about it or a lawyer using it who desires a wise guiding hand, this book is an invaluable resource." —Frank E. A. Sander, Bussey Professor Emeritus, Harvard Law School "Written by one of the innovative thinkers in the field, Collaborative Divorce Handbook is a treasure of information for all professionals interested in collaborative divorce. Easy to read, expansive, and chock-full of resources, it is bound to become a classic." —Constance Ahrons, PhD, author, The Good Divorce and We're Still Family, and professor emerita, University of Southern California "Family law is changing. As more people realize that the adversarial process is expensive, degrading, and stressful, they look for alternatives and find it in various forms of alternative dispute resolution. Woody Mosten is the nationally recognized leader of this movement, and his book on collaborative practice literally will be 'The Handbook' we will all follow." —Garrett C. Dailey, Esq., CFLS, AAML, president, Attorney's BriefCase, Inc.

Family Mediation

Theory and Practice
Author: Jane C. Murphy,Robert Rubinson
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9781632809490
Category: Dispute resolution (Law)
Page: 307
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Florida Dissolution of Marriage


Author: The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1522147209
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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This publication details the dissolution process from interview through temporary relief and discovery to final judgment. Key areas covered include parental responsibility, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, and attorneys' fees. The publication includes forms and checklists. Florida Dissolution of Marriage, 13th Edition, highlights: Discussion and analysis of the new Collaborative Law Process Act, F.S. 61.55 et seq. Florida Supreme Court’s adoption of the creation of “stand-alone” Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, which now govern family law proceedings. In re: Amendments to Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, 214 So.3d 400 (Fla. 2017). Discussion and analysis of the United States Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S.Ct. 2584, 192 L.Ed.2d 609 (2015) that the U.S. Constitution requires that same-sex couples be allowed to marry, regardless of where they live, and that states may not reserve that right for only heterosexual couples. Same-sex couples’ entitlement to dissolution of marriage. Brandon-Thomas v. Brandon-Thomas,163 So.3d 644 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015), Brenner v. Scott, 999 F.Supp.2d 1278 (N.D. Fla. 2014). Viability and constitutionality of F.S. 61.043(1)’s requirement of using “husband” and “wife” in the caption in the context of same-sex marriage dissolution procedures. Brandon-Thomas v. Brandon-Thomas,163 So.3d 644 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015), Brenner v. Scott, 999 F.Supp.2d 1278 (N.D. Fla. 2014). Reproductive technology and parental rights of same-sex couples. D.M.T. v. T.M.H., 129 So.3d 320 (Fla. 2013). Viability of the general rule that partition is available as a matter of right pursuant to the Florida Supreme Court’s decision in Condrey v. Condrey,92 So.2d 423 (Fla. 1957). Florida Supreme Court’s adoption of Fla.Fam.L.R.P. 12.003(a), under which all related family cases must be handled before one judge unless impractical. See In re Amendments to Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, 132 So.3d 1114 (Fla. 2014). Florida Legislature’s amendment of F.S. 61.13(2)(b) regarding shared parental responsibility over health care decisions. Discussion of the implications of the Florida Supreme Court’s rejection of F.S. 90.702 to the extent that it is procedural and discovery in dissolution of marriage actions. See In re: Amendments to Florida Evidence Code, 210 So.3d 1231 (Fla. 2017). United States Supreme Court’s abrogation of Abernethy v. Fishkin, 699 So.2d 235 (Fla. 1997). Howell v. Howell, 137 S.Ct. 1400 (2017) (states are prohibited from increasing, pro rata, amount divorced spouse received each month from veteran’s retirement pay to reimburse or indemnify divorced spouse to restore that portion of retirement pay lost due to postdivorce waiver). Florida Legislature’s enactment of F.S. 61.13(9), restricting time-sharing when a parent is a resident of a “recovery residence.” Florida Supreme Court’s decision in Hooker v. Hooker, 220 So.3d 397 (Fla. 2017) regarding the appropriate standard of review on appeal for reviewing whether a trial court was correct in determining whether donative intent existed to render an asset an interspousal gift and part of the marital estate. Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, Pub.L.No. 114-113, §101(a), 129 Stat. 2242 (2016).

Therapeutic Family Mediation

Helping Families Resolve Conflict
Author: Howard H. Irving,Michael Benjamin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761923138
Category: Medical
Page: 407
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Therapeutic Family Mediation is a practice-based book grounded in a therapeutic family mediation (TFM) model created by the authors. TFM, unlike other practice models for family mediation, devotes special attention to family and emotional dynamics, and therefore can be used in a wider variety of cases. The text not only focuses on TFM, but also surveys the contemporary practice field to make readers aware of other models. In addition to the TFM model, the text includes topics such as creating parenting plans, working with patterns of conflict and money, drafting a contract, working with high-conflict couples and culturally diverse couples.