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Call # KF547 .S26 1998
Author Saposnek, Donald T
Title Mediating child custody disputes : a strategic approach / Donald T. Saposnek
Imprint San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c1998
Edition Rev. ed
Book Cover


Descript. xvii, 394 p. ; 23 cm
Note "A new and revised edition."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-382) and index
Subject Custody of children -- United States
Family mediation -- United States
OCLC # 37935182
Table of Contents
Pt. 1Perspectives on Child Custody Mediation 
 1Mediation as a Cooperative Problem-Solving Approach3
 2The Needs of Children Through Divorce17
 3Attitudes and Skills Needed for Effective Mediation36
 4The Strategic Approach: Aikido as a Model for Mediation57
Pt. 2Structuring the Mediation Process 
 5Beginning Mediation: Setting the Context for Negotiations85
 6Phases of Mediation: From Gathering Information to Reaching Agreements112
 7Drafting the Mediation Agreement135
Pt. 3Strategies Used by Children, Parents, and Mediators 
 8How Children Contribute to Custody Disputes155
 9Parents' Motives and Methods in Custody Disputes169
 10Strategies for Eliciting Cooperation Between Parents194
 11Skills and Techniques for Managing Conflict206
Pt. 4Two Case Studies 
 12Case Study 1: A Less Complex Case227
 13Case Study 2: A More Complex Case250
Pt. 5Challenges and Professional Issues 
 14Special Circumstances Affecting Mediation279
 15Ethics, Values, and Morals in Mediation303
 16Making Mediation Work: Recommendations for Mediators, Attorneys, and Judges322
App. AUniform Standards of Practice for Court-Connected Child Custody Mediation for the State Of California329
App. BAcademy of Family Mediators Standards of Practice for Family and Divorce Mediation339
App. CConfidentiality Forms347
App. DPreempting Statement Categories for Commencing Child Custody Mediation351
App. EStrategies Used by Spouses, Children, and Mediators353
App. FSample Mediation Agreements357
 The Author383