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Marital Mediation Articles

Hiring a Divorce Attorney? Buyer Beware

(1/19/18)Mark Baer

John Keith wrote the following: “It is inherent in our role that we fight other peoples’ battles, but this duty encourages us to identify with our clients and view their battles as our own.”

Family Counseling to Resolve Conflict?

(1/12/18)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

If you are a member of a family, whether it is as father, mother, child, sibling or an extended member, there will be conflict.

Why Gray is My Favorite Color

(1/05/18)Nancy Shuger

This article addresses the relationship between mediator neutrality and success in mediation.

End of the Year: The Kids are Alright

(12/29/17)Bernard Morrow

End of year. Time to reflect and take stock. Time to recharge and reset.

Tips for Keeping the Kids out of the Conflict

(12/22/17)Joy Rosenthal

Remembering this simple list may go a long way in helping your child — and you — through rocky waters.

Dear Self-Represented Client

(12/15/17)Georgia Daniels

This article explains what a consulting attorney does for divorce mediation clients, and why this review is particularly helpful in developing the self-represented client’s capacity to give informed consent to an agreement that may contain unusual or non-standard terms.

It’s Not Just the Romantic Stuff That Makes a Marriage Special

(12/08/17)Larry Gaughan

Romance is far from being everything in marriages that grow and thrive, and it’s certainly not the only thing as couples discover the challenges of everyday living.

Divorce Mediation: A Prototype for Positive Co-Parenting

(11/17/17)Oliver Ross

This article provides an approach to positive co-parenting while enduring a divorce. This involves constructive communication, renovating hostile environments, and having the mediator pose as a role model for a positive co-parenting experience.

In Praise of (Good) Disagreements

(11/17/17)John Lande

As they say, if two people always agree, one of them is unnecessary.

An Overview of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct in the Context of Mediation

(11/17/17)Marcy Einhorn

In the spirit of Honest Abe, New York again celebrated Mediation Settlement Day on October 18 this year with a host of activities designed to promote mediation as a means of resolving disputes without going to court.

It Happened in Mediation - Believe It or Not

(11/10/17)Daniel Ben-Zvi, Michael Young

The authors have peeled back the protective cloak of confidentiality just enough to provide a glimpse of the wild, the unpredictable, and the utterly preposterous things that have happened in real mediations.

Mediation Creates and Spreads Infinite Love

(10/27/17)Denisha Shah

The article is about general foundations and principles of mediation in all aspects (e.g. family, LGBT, divorce, commercial, global, workplace, pet mediation, child custody) as it explores the depth and truth of multi-dimensions in relationships and love.

Family Counseling to Resolve Conflict?

(10/23/17)Jacqueline Burnett-Brown

If you are a member of a family, whether it is as father, mother, child, sibling or an extended member, there will be conflict.

What ADR Professionals Can Learn from Litigating Divorce Lawyers

(10/13/17)Larry Gaughan

Well over 90% of all divorce cases are resolved by agreements, but there are two divergent methods for negotiating those agreements.

All for One … One for All: Collaborative Process Or Collaborative Lifestyle

(9/29/17)Marty Klein

In 2007, after twenty-three, war-torn years of litigation, I just knew that there had to be a better way of resolving conflict in people’s lives. Thus began my quest – my journey into the world of alternate dispute resolution.

10 Things to Consider Before Signing a Prenuptial Agreement

(9/14/17)Debbie Smith

So you need to determine things to consider before signing a prenuptial agreement and don’t know where to start?

Using ADR Ideas to Negotiate Divorce Agreements

(9/01/17)Larry Gaughan

In negotiating a divorce agreement, it’s important to understand how the spouses negotiated with each other during their marriage.

Mediate.com Helps Divorcing Couples Resolve and Learn From Conflicts

(8/14/17)Sean Garrity

Founded more than 20 years ago as a vehicle to connect professional mediators with individuals who need dispute resolution services, Mediate.com today presents more than 15,000 articles and top-tier resources for its 5 million annual visitors.

Why Don’t Transformative Mediations Get Violent?

(8/11/17)Dan Simon

“It’s important to set ground rules at the start of a mediation, and then you can remind the parties of those rules if they get off track later,” said a trainee in one of my mediation courses.

Prenup? That’s Good News!

(8/08/17)Joy Rosenthal

Your wedding day is only a few months off and your fiancé nervously mentions that he would like a prenuptial agreement.

Children, Divorce, and Dating

(8/01/17)Shannon Rios Paulsen

In my role as a counselor for children of divorce, my focus is the children. The question about dating arises in every session of “Co-parenting Through Your Divorce” that I facilitate. This article addresses this question for parents of divorce and for those who are dating others who are divorced with children.

Bargaining in the Light of the Law: The Case of Divorce

(7/28/17)John Fiske

By now, in 2017, divorce law has become clear and often even predictable.

Divorce Lawyers: 5 Little Known Things You Need To Know

(7/06/17)Vicki Shemin

There is an inescapable fact: the relationship between a divorce attorney and a client is, at best, a business relationship.

Massachusetts Divorce: How Long Does it Take?

(7/06/17)Marion Wasserman

Let us imagine a couple in agreement on pursuing the quickest possible Massachusetts divorce.

How to Mediate a Prenuptial Agreement

(6/14/17)Laurie Israel

Marriages can be damaged by a destructive prenup or by a harsh prenup negotiation process.

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