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Mediation and Collaborative Law in cases involving Unmarried Parents

This article focuses on unmarried parents residing in Massachusetts. It is not meant to provide legal advice, but for informational purposes only.

In cases involving children of unmarried parents, it is better for the parents and children to use alternative dispute resolution such as mediation or collaborative law processes, than costly of litigation to resolve matters. Children who are born to unmarried parents should be treated the same as if they were born to parents who are married. These children are entitled to the same rights and protections of the law as other children. See M.G.L. Chapter 209C, Section 1.
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Lessons for Mediators from Malcolm Gladwell’s “Blink”

“Lessons for Mediators from Malcolm Gladwell’s “Blink”
(Printed in the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Inc.’s “Family Mediation Quarterly”, Vol. 4, No. 3, Summer 2005)

 

Can mediators learn from the best selling book “Blink”?  Is it true that good mediators just know, as we watch facial expressions and listen to what couples say?   Continue reading Lessons for Mediators from Malcolm Gladwell’s “Blink”