Archive for July, 2009

President Obama Offers The Takeaway

By Laura Melton Tucker, July 30th, 2009

Arguments are settled everyday, in formal and informal settings, under official and unofficial circumstances. Teachers break up student fights, neighbors step in to solve neighborhood disputes, parents sit their kids down to work out grievances while therapists counsel unhappy couples. Which of these disputes are refereed and which are mediated, and what’s the difference? Perhaps it helps to look at the role of the person in the middle…

Self-Determination and Divorce: A Personal Story

By Laura Melton Tucker, July 21st, 2009

In the summer of 1974, before divorce mediation was a common practice in the state of California, my parents dissolved their 22 year marriage. As a mediator I have often fantasized about how a mediation session might have delivered a different outcome for my family…

Elder Mediation: A Bridge Over Troubled Water

By Laura Melton Tucker, July 8th, 2009

Issues related to our aging American population are turning elder care into a pressing family matter. The good news is that a new path for dealing with these issues has emerged. Adult Family Mediation, based on family circle conferencing principles, provides families with a forum to talk about aging-related issues…

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