Dan’s Blog

Discussion of Bad Neighbors on WHYY

January 13 Dan's Blog, Media Appearances

The Public Radio Station in Philadelphia, WHYY, has a weekly show called “Voices in the Family”, hosted by Dr. Dan Gottlieb.  A while back they invited me to call in and discuss how to deal with conflicts with your neighbors.  You can listen to the show here:  ... Read More

My Appearance on Fox Business Network

January 13 Dan's Blog, Media Appearances

Although I’m not exactly an expert on criminal law, Fox Business Network asked me on December 31, 2015, to comment on the recent criminal charges against Bill Cosby. In the brief interview, I made one of the points that I often like to make about the legal system: Lawyers will come up with arguments. Lawyers […]... Read More

Best Family Law Attorneys in Los Angeles: None.

December 14 Divorce in Los Angeles, Family Mediation

When mediating a divorce (aka marital dissolution) in Los Angeles (or anywhere, for that matter), I often need to start by helping the couple undo the damage their lawyers have done.  Whether the issues are parenting, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, property division, or any combination of those, lawyers always interfere with the communication between spouses. […]... Read More

Best Divorce Lawyers in Minnesota: None at all

December 14 Dan's Blog, Divorce in Minnesota, Family Mediation, Mediation vs. The Law, Lawyers, and Courts

The best divorce lawyer in Minnesota is no lawyer at all.  In very rare and extreme cases, they may be helpful, but the vast majority of the time family lawyers do more harm than good.  There are far better ways to deal with conflict with your spouse. If you disagree with your spouse about parenting, child support, […]... Read More

Purpose Drives Practice in Transformative Mediation

August 18 Dan's Blog, Transformative Theory

In the below video, here’s what I say about what transformative mediation, and how its purpose connects to its practice: The way that we talk about transformative mediation, for me it’s perfectly accurate to say that my job as a transformative mediator is to help you have whatever conversation you want to have, period. When […]... Read More