Dispute to Resolution


Althea P. Halchuck, E-JD, CT

Apology Articles

Apology Articles


Consent in Mediation

(4/03/20)Katherine Stoessel

The last family mediation I did got me thinking more specifically and carefully about the principle of ‘consent’ in mediation.

Co-Parenting During the Coronavirus Pandemic

(4/03/20)Roseann Vanella

As our nation deals with the COVID-19 crisis, divorced parents face many unique challenges.

Haikus about Self-Quarantine

(3/20/20)Daniel Dana

Daniel Dana has written two haikus for mediators, with his perspective on self-quarantine.

“Next Week, You Will Teach Your Courses Online”: A Reassuring Introduction to Pandemic Pedagogy

(3/20/20)Noam Ebner

Many ADR teachers around the world have responded to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic by closing down campus operations and moving all teaching activity online. This essay aims to provide a helpful and demystifying first read for faculty who have just received online transition orders.

A Conversation on the Challenges of Mediation Practice

(3/13/20)Kimberlee Kovach, Jeffrey Krivis, Judith Meyer, Larry Watson

To learn more about the challenges of mediation practice and how the practice has evolved, Kimberlee Kovach recently sat down with Jeffrey Krivis, Judith Meyer, and Larry Watson to get their perspectives.

Global Pandemics, National Borders, and Political Problem-solving

(3/13/20)Kenneth Cloke

So far, we’ve been lucky. None of the health emergencies or potential pandemics we have been through in recent years has achieved its deadliest potential.

Moving Online in Pandemic: Preamble

(3/13/20)Nancy White

The emails have been flying, phone and Zoom conversations everywhere asking “how do we move this meeting, event, workshop, whatever online in response to the novel Corona virus outbreak?”

Self Improvement Journey

(2/14/20)Ira Glick

A core belief in many traditions holds that the human condition is "dynamic" i.e., not a "static state".

Foundation for Comprehensive Dispute Resolution

(2/07/20)Uma Ramanathan

Is there then something that can be said to be a ‘Right Education?’

7 Tips On How To Protect Child Mental And Emotional Health During A Divorce

(1/31/20)Michael Gorman

Separation is one of the most difficult processes people can go through, but the situation is even more shocking for kids who need to adapt to such a huge change in life.

A ‘Mediator’s Touchdown’: Tactfully concluding imperfect conferences

(1/25/20)Jonathan Rodrigues

“That was a poor landing by the captain,” grumbled an unamused passenger to a stranger across the aisle. “Every flight is a risk. We must not take for granted that we are alive to complain,” the other responded.

The Intersection and Impact of Personality Type and Conflict Management Style

(1/17/20)Erin Alarcon

By understanding the relationship between personality types and conflict management styles we can achieve more productive dispute resolution discussions and increase the potential for mutually satisfactory resolutions.

Thoughts on the Singapore Convention

(12/06/19)Daniel Rainey

The Singapore Convention parallels the New York Convention for Arbitration by legitimizing mediation as a dispute resolution method for international commercial transactions.

Don’t Rely on Peer Mediation to Resolve Bullying in Schools

(12/06/19)Charity Burke

One way schools can equip students with the skills to address conflict is through peer mediation.

This I Believe

(12/06/19)Eric Anderson

I am willing to respect you even though I might not admire or look up to you for the accomplishments you are credited with.

It Takes Just One Moment to Change, For Good or Bad

(11/29/19)John Sturrock

It took just a moment in time: 6 August 1945 at 8:15am.

Mediating Your Divorce: How to Split Your Retirement Savings

(11/29/19)Dakota Murphey

As well as working with a skilled divorce lawyer, it can be in your interest to take advice from an experienced pension planner in order to achieve good solutions to these sorts of issues.

Thanksgiving After Divorce: New Turkey Time Traditions

(11/26/19)Michael Aurit

Thanksgiving can be a particularly difficult holiday to plan for and experience for parents and children after divorce.

ACR Taskforce on Safety: Recommended Guidelines -- Final Part 3 in Series

(11/22/19)Stephen Kotev

The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. This is part 3 in the series--discussing what mediators can do in cases of extreme violence.

Being a Guide

(11/22/19)Joy Rosenthal

This weekend, I saw the movie, Harriet, a riveting film about Harriet Tubman. I learned about how to guide people through conflict.

Mediation vs. Arbitration vs. Litigation: The differences you need to know about in business

(11/15/19)Jamie Costello

As a business owner, it’s extremely important to familiarize yourself with dispute resolution and the processes you need to take depending on the severity of a case.

How to Get Your Spouse to Agree to Mediation

(11/04/19)Leah Hadley

One of the initial challenges in mediation that you may face is getting your spouse on board to give it a try.

Ready to Rumble

(10/25/19)Peter Adler

These days are full of turmoil and fast moving social and political issues that quickly escalate into “identity disputes.”

The Roots of Intolerance and Opposition to Compromise: The Effects of Absolutism on Political Attitudes

(10/01/19)Noah Shaw

With increasing political polarization in the United States, political absolutists are halting the practice of compromise and collaboration for their Congressional representatives.

Why Mediation, Why Me?

(9/30/19)Steven Goldman

Why should I choose mediation to deal with conflict?

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