Kathy Seiden's Blog

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Presumptive Mediation in NY

Presumptive Mediation in NY

Climate change has reached NY’s Court system. Chief Judge Janet DiFiore has handed down an initiative requiring all of the state’s courts to shift to a Presumptive Mediation model.  The impetus for the change is an over-burdened court calendar and the recognition that...

The Parenting “Transparency”

The Parenting “Transparency”

Do you remember those overhead projectors? Actually, they are still in use. I checked Amazon. In my memory, the teacher would draw on a transparent sheet, lay it on the lighted glass and it would show up on the wall. As the lesson progressed, the teacher would add...

7 Habits to a Successful Divorce Part 2

7 Habits to a Successful Divorce Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, I enumerated how the first 4 habits in Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People are universal and how they can be applied in divorce mediation. Here are my thoughts about habits 5-7. 5. Seek first to understand then to be...

A Eunuch from Mars

A Eunuch from Mars

Roger Fisher, Harvard Law professor and pioneer of negotiation and conflict resolution techniques famously referred to the best-qualified mediator as a Eunuch from Mars, someone who is not aligned with either party and is disinterested in the issues at hand....

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