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Tools for Getting Parties Through Impasse

DECEMBER 7, 2016.  New York Law Journal. In our last column, we discussed several strategies for addressing impasse in mediation: examining the conflict dynamic; using silence to allow parties time to consider the issues; exploring the parties’ motivation to mediate; shifting to a different topic, enabling time for further reflection; considering the smaller components of

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New York Law Journal: Groundbreaking Study Offers Insight on Effectiveness of Strategies of Mediation

  December 9, 2015 Study Offers Insight on Effectiveness of Strategies Abby Tolchinsky and Ellie Wertheim, New York Law Journal   In 2014, the Administrative Office of the Courts in Maryland issued a groundbreaking study of mediation. This study, “What Works in Child Access Mediation: Effectiveness of Various Mediation Strategies on Custody Cases and Parents’

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Must-Read Article about Parenting in Divorce

Robert Emery, Professor of Psychology at the University of Virgina, is pre-eminent in the mediation community for having conducted THE longitudinal study about the positive effects of mediation. This article, published in the New York Times, is essential reading for all divorcing couples.

In the WALL STREET JOURNAL: “Conscious Uncoupling”

‘Consciously Uncouple’: Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow are Doing It.  Should Anyone?Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and actressGwyneth Paltrowannounced yesterday that they will “consciously uncouple.” While they’ve been mocked on social media for this New Age verbiage (“Now that divorce is ‘conscious uncoupling,’ what else will Gwyneth Paltrow rebrand?” Time tweeted.), to us as divorce mediators (and

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