Why evaluative mediation is not really mediation


(Last Updated On: July 13, 2021)
evaluative mediation

There seems to be a major disconnect between the way the public views mediation and how the lawyers and judicial officers view mediation.  This is a conversation that is steeped in controversy. 

We welcome back our guest, Mark BaerOpens in a new tab., a family law lawyer, family mediator, and collaborative law practitioner in Pasadena, California and who has been practicing for twenty years.  Mark shares his opinions and views about the family law system, how it can be better and provide more creative ways on getting through divorce.  Deborah Moskovitch, Steve Peck and Mark explore a variety of concepts regarding mediation.  This program isn’t just a standard outline of mediation but shakes it up a little in this controversial and lively discussion.

How do you think outside the box in mediation? Mark Baer encourages you to ponder as we discuss:

  • The way in which bias impacts family law litigation
  • Why “evaluative mediation” is not really mediation, even though most family lawyersOpens in a new tab. and judicial officers believe otherwise
  • Whether family law laywers should have higher ethical obligations than other family lawyers
  • Funding your children’s college/university education when child support isn’t enough or stops
  • What money represents

Creative Mediation with a TwistOpens in a new tab.

We welcome back our guest, Mark Baer (http://www.markbaeresq.com/), a family law lawyer, mediator, and collaborative law practitioner in Pasadena, California and who has been practicing for twenty years.  Mark shares his opinions and views about the family law system, how it can be better and provide more creative ways on getting through divorce.  Deborah Moskovitch, Steve Peck and Mark explore a variety of concepts regarding mediation.  This program isn’t just a standard outline of mediation, but shakes it up a little in this controversial and lively discussion.

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Deborah Moskovitch

This blog post was written by Deborah Moskovitch the author of "The Smart Divorce", the catalyst for this website. This evergreen book covers how to manage the divorce process for a less painful result.

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