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Is Divorce Mediation for You?

Tips on deciding between divorce mediation and litigation

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If you are contemplating divorce or need help with a custody or other family law matter, you probably dread having to go to court. Most people have heard of mediation, but what does it do for you? This video will answer many of your questions, such as:

  • What is the most informed way, at the least expense, to get divorced?
  • Would I do better in mediation or in court?
  • What are the basic standards on parenting plans, child support, spousal support and property division? (Based on California law, although other states are similar).
  • How are substance abuse, restraining orders, child alienation and other problems addressed?
  • Could I make agreements with my spouse sitting in the same room?
  • How does divorce mediation work?

60 Minute Video


Your Instructor


Bill Eddy, LCSW, ESQ..
Bill Eddy, LCSW, ESQ..
Bill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, mediator and co-founder and Training Director of the High Conflict Institute. He developed the "High Conflict Personality" theory (HCP Theory) and has become an international expert on managing disputes involving high conflict personalities and personality disorders. He provides training on this subject to lawyers, judges, mediators, managers, human resource professionals, businesspersons, healthcare administrators, college administrators, homeowners’ association managers, ombudspersons, law enforcement, therapists and others. He has been a speaker and trainer in over 25 states, several provinces in Canada, Australia, France, UK, Netherlands and Sweden.
As an attorney, Bill is a Certified Family Law Specialist in California and the Senior Family Mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center in San Diego. Prior to becoming an attorney in 1992, he was a Licensed Clinical Social worker with twelve years’ experience providing therapy to children, adults, couples and families in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics. He has taught Negotiation and Mediation at the University of San Diego School of Law for six years and he is on the part-time faculty of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law and the National Judicial College. He is the author of numerous articles and several books, including:
• High Conflict People in Legal Disputes
• 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life
• It’s All YOUR Fault! 12 Tips for Managing People Who Blame Others for Everything
• SPLITTING: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder
• BIFF: Quick Responses to High Conflict People, Their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns
He is also the developer of the New Ways for Families® method of managing potentially high conflict families in and out of family court, as well as other innovative high-conflict management methods.


Course Curriculum


  Tips on deciding between divorce mediation and litigation
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