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by John C. Edwards – Attorney, Mediator, National Trainer In a previous article, I wrote about the importance of leaving the critical decision making up to the parties to a mediation, especially if the party has a “high conflict personality.”  … Continue reading

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Numbers vs Feelings: Different Perspectives in Divorce Mediation ©2016 By Shawn D. Skillin, Esq. (This week’s blog is written by our guest Shawn Skillin, HCI Speaker & New Ways for Families Trainer) In divorce mediation, there is almost always a … Continue reading

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November was another busy traveling month for me – from Coast to Coast, and North and South! In Boston, I spoke to over one hundred professionals at the Massachusetts Guardian ad Litem (MAGAL) conference. The audience was a good mix … Continue reading

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I just finished two presentations and a radio interview in Melbourne, Australia. I presented on managing “High Conflict Behaviours” and on “New Ways for Families” on our method of teaching separating and divorcing parents skills before mediation – to help … Continue reading

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Review by Bill Eddy On July 19-20, I was one of three trainers who gave a workshop on Power Imbalance in Family Mediation for the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM). Hilary Linton and Claudette Reimer both run mediation programs … Continue reading

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Last week I spent several days in Toronto: First, at the AFCC annual conference (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts – a growing 50-year-old organization devoted to resolving divorce and parenting conflicts most effectively in and out of court). There … Continue reading

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  It’s the busy travel season! Over the past month, I was in five cities (in four time zones) giving seminars on managing high-conflict personalities. First, I was in New Orleans, to present to their new AFCC Chapter there (see … Continue reading

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Family systems theory has been around for decades, but there is little discussion of it today. Yet understanding how family systems work can help professionals and parents going through separation and divorce. In this article, I explain some of the … Continue reading

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Today is the last day for Early Bird signups for the APFM Advanced Training on Multicultural Issues in Family Mediation. If you are thinking of signing up, please do it today. Otherwise, APFM may have to cancel this great training! … Continue reading

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From my travels giving seminars around the United States, Canada, Australia and other countries, it appears that today’s family courts have hearings in 20% or less of separation and divorce cases. Yet a significant number of these cases are “high-conflict” … Continue reading

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