Keys to the Business of Divorce Mediation

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Course Details

This course is a business development course for professionals who encounter parties in need of assistance with divorce, post-divorce modification, and other family law related issues. In this course you will be introduced to our 3 Meeting Approach to Divorce Mediation process. Here you will learn how to tailor this business process, and build your very own divorce mediation services business to fit within your current professional practice.

Other creative topics include; the art of designing parenting and time sharing plans, child support isues, equitable distribution, retirement plans,spousal support, tax issues, insurance, business ownership, and divorce case document preparation procedures.
By the end of the course participants will have learned; how to build a dynamic divorce mediation services business, competently and creatively mediate divorce (and post-divorce)issues, and competently guide the parties through their difficult discussions. The content of this course was compiled from over twelve years of providing divorce mediation services, and building our very own practice. We continually keep this course fresh with the latest rules and innovative practice techniques.

Why do this course

According to a study done by the CDC in 2012, the divorce rate in Florida was 4.2% per 1000 people. Florida courts process approximately 88,000 divorce cases annually, and most all courts now a require that cases are mediated prior to final judgment. Further it is estimated that well over 50% of divorce couples are pro se filers, opting to settle their divorce without litigation. Some couples go pro se because they want to avoid paying large legal fees, while others find going pro se, and mediating their divorce less stressful, and healther for the families concerned. Also many pro se filers tend to seek some level of non-adverarial professional help during the divorce cycle. Therefore this opens up a wonderful market for mental health and other ADR professionals who are uniquiely qualified and positioned to serve this market.

The course is designed to be completed at your own pace. There are no travel costs, no hotel stay, and no need to take time off from work.

Who Should Take This Course

Certified family mediators who are looking for new ways to grow their practice
Psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and other mental health professionals
Financial professionals who frequently deal with families
Other ADR professionals involved in divorce services or family law

Course Outline

The Business of Mediation Generally
Popular Practice Areas for Divorce and Family Mediators
Introduction to our 3 Meeting Approach to Divorce Mediation business process
Marketing Divorce Mediation Services
Pro se Divorce Mediation Skills
Mediating the Litigated Divorce Case
Divorce Document Preparation 101
Ethical Issues for Divorce Mediators

Course Delivery

This course is delivered using our virtual school.


CME: 4 hours

Multimedia Elements

Mediator Certification

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Course Registration

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On Demand

Policy and Procedures

There is no risk on your part in taking this course. If you are not satisfied we will provide you with a full refund. Upon payment and approval of your registration, we will email you login credentials, and instructions on how to access the course. Upon completion a downloadable electronic certificate will be provided, along with a detailed course outline. You may attach these documents to your mediator renewal application.



27212 Foamflower Blvd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
(813) 966-4503