New Hampshire and Vermont Mediation and Organizational Change Blog

A Tip for Transitioning a Child Between Homes

One way to ease your child’s transition between homes is to eliminate the suitcase or overnight bag. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/co-parents-please-dont-pack-your-childs-suitcase_us_58b2f026e4b0e5fdf6197385?utm_content=bufferf1bd2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Family Transitions

Dealing with family transitions can be fraught with difficulty. Check out this NY Times article to learn more about how mediation can help you or your clients navigating challenging issues that can arise in any family. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/30/your-money/strengthening-troubled-sibling-bonds-to-deal-with-an-aging-parent.html  

Article on Appellate Mediation in Domestic Relations Cases

In September 2009, the New Hampshire Supreme Court launched an appellate mediation program designed to provide final settlement opportunities to parties in most non-criminal cases. Since then, 192 cases have been referred to the Office of Mediation and Arbitration (OMA) for mediation. The settlement rate of all appeals that have gone to mediation through OMA in the last three years is about 60%. Despite the success of the appellate mediation program, it is underutilized for domestic relations cases.