Thinking About Gratitude

Next week, many of us will celebrate Thanksgiving in a different way than usual. Many of us will gather in smaller numbers, or perhaps will not be physically present with those we love. When I receive a call from someone who wants to know more about divorce mediation,...

Information is neutral but advice usually isn’t

A mediator is expected to be neutral. This is particularly important in divorce and family cases, where there may be a tendency for one participant or the other to try to “get the mediator on my side.” While I may have the skills to provide reasonable advice, I don’t...