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How Can Child Inclusive Mediation Help Smooth Divorce?

Whether a divorce is contentious or amicable, it can be emotionally stressful and complicated when children are involved. They are often left on-edge and afraid to do or say anything that might jeopardize their future or their parents’ happiness. If the children feel they have no say in the decision-making process, even the most well-intended… Read More »

How Should I Prepare for a Child Custody Mediation Session?

Most child custody disputes arise during a divorce, but unmarried parents can also use mediation to settle custody issues, and parents who are already divorced can use mediation to adjust aspects of their parenting plan that aren’t working. But whatever circumstances you find yourself in, there are positive steps you can take to prepare yourself… Read More »

D’Amato Divorce Shows How Ugly Child Custody Disputes Can Be

Former U.S. senator Al D’Amato is embroiled in a contentious child custody dispute with his wife of 14 years, Katuria Smith. D’Amato, 80, got an order for temporary custody of the couple’s two children, Alfonso, 9, and Luciana, 7, two days after Smith, 51, filed for divorce. According to a story in the New York… Read More »

Must a Divorce Mediator Have Children to Understand Child Custody Issues?

The mostly hotly disputed issue in most divorces is child custody. Even if you decide to mediate your divorce because you hope the process will be less adversarial, there is no escaping the parental instinct to fight for your children. And because this issue is so important to you, you naturally want the issue to… Read More »