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What’s unacceptable in Mediation, and why that’s good news

What’s unacceptable in Mediation, and why that’s good news

Feb 02 2018

This blog post is about non-admissibility for divorce/separation mediation. Another great thing about family mediation is everything said in and around the mediation session,…

The Preparation essential to Separation

The Preparation essential to Separation

Jan 10 2018

Whenever I am contacted by a new client, one thing that’s important to me is good preparation. In fact, preparation is everything.…

Fault-y Reasoning? One critical concept for telling the kids about your separation

Fault-y Reasoning? One critical concept for telling the kids about your separation

Dec 01 2017

Recently I was working with a couple who is separating. We talked about how they were going to talk to their children…

Mediation and the five stages of grief

Mediation and the five stages of grief

Nov 06 2017

I spoke to a clergy member recently about a couple in his congregation who are separating. It was a very difficult situation,…

Full Disclosure

Full Disclosure

Oct 19 2017

One important thing that parties in mediation need to agree to is full disclosure. It’s one of the most important things about…

Shared Vision and Values

Shared Vision and Values

Oct 04 2017

In my work with family business, there are so many different things we work through with families who are at various stages…

But what’s fair?

But what’s fair?

Sep 12 2017

The NSM Mediation process for Separation and Divorce clients begins with private one-on-one meetings with the parties separately. In them, virtually every…

What’s fair is fair

What’s fair is fair

Aug 04 2017

I talked to a client earlier this year who didn’t know very much about family law. He was getting separated from his…

The Balance of Power(s)

The Balance of Power(s)

Jul 12 2017

One important factor in a successful mediation is the balance of power. Any time I move toward mediation with clients, we cover…

Our Mediation: more than just Divorce & Separation

Our Mediation: more than just Divorce & Separation

Jul 06 2017

I work out with some good buddies. I once asked them if they had questions about mediation. They know a bit about…