How Does Mediation Work? A Step-by-Step Process
Mediation is a divorce process that people choose instead of litigation, (which is going to court where a judge hears both of your attorneys’ arguments and makes decisions about parenting time, assets, and financials).
Three of the Biggest Issues that Arise in Divorce Mediation
In my professional opinion, the biggest obstacle to success in divorce mediation is when a client stands firm on an issue and refuses to budge.
How to Convince Your Spouse to Divorce with Mediation
Are you hoping to get divorced with mediation, but you don't know how to sell it to your spouse? In the episode, my guest, Divorce Mediator, Ellen Feldman offers 6 ways to convince your spouse that mediation works.
6 Benefits of Mediation for Kids
One of, if not the best reason to get divorced using the mediation process is the kids. In this episode, my guest, divorce mediator, Brian James and I discuss 6 benefits of mediation for kids.
When Divorced Couples Disagree about the COVID Vaccine
What happens if one parent decides they want the children to get the COVID vaccine and the other is against it? Should each person call their attorney? What are the laws regarding this brand new issue? And is this a problem that can be worked out in mediation or do they have to go back to court?
Mediation and Divorce Attorneys: How They Can Support or Undermine the Process
When clients are mediating and have hired divorce attorneys, the attorneys can play a role in one of two ways: they can undermine us or support us.
Divorce Mediation for LGBTQ and Same-Sex Couples
First, some same-sex couples want to have the “start date” of their relationship be a different date than that of their marriage or Civil Union.
How to Prepare for Divorce Mediation, Emotionally and Practically
How to prepare for divorce mediation, emotionally and physically:
Co-mediation: What is It and What Are the Benefits?
It is the divorce mediation process in which there are two or more mediators, who in some way complement each other. That could mean that each person has different credentials, backgrounds, experience, or is of a different gender
Mediation Tips and 4 Things NOT to Say During Mediation
Here are 4 mediation tips–4 things you should not say during divorce mediation:
College Planning During Divorce and “Finding” Money
Many of the parents we work with have no structured college savings plans set up for their children
Disadvantages of Mediation or Might They Be Advantages?
5 Disadvantages of Mediation and why they might actually be advantages:
DIVORCING A NARCISSIST IN MEDIATION
How do you negotiate with someone who has to be right? If you’re divorcing a narcissist, you know that they simply can’t see things from someone else’s point of view. So, how do you come to an equitable divorce agreement? And is mediation an appropriate option for divorcing a narcissist?
Brian James is the founder of CEL & Associates, a mediation practice with offices throughout Chicagoland and Southeastern Wisconsin. An experienced divorce and family mediator, Brian spent ten years resolving family conflicts in the criminal justice system before starting CEL & Associates in 2005. Brian is dedicated to helping clients come to an agreement outside the courtroom, creating a win-win situation for all involved in a divorce.
On this episode of Divorce Dialogues, Brian joins Katherine to explain how to know if you’re married to a narcissist, describing what gaslighting looks like and how it makes you feel. He shares his approach to managing a narcissist in the divorce mediation process and discusses how he decides when mediation is the right option for a divorcing couple. Listen in for Brian’s insight on persuading a narcissist to try mediation and learn his top strategies for surviving a high-conflict divorce.
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