Family Mediator 8hr CME Essentials

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Circuit/County Mediator |Family/Circuit Mediator |Appellate Mediator
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Course Details

This course is a great resource for any ADR professional who by nature of their professional practice, encounter families who may be in need of assistance with their divorce issues. In this course you will learn how to build a vibrant divorce mediation practice, and the procedural aspects of mediating divorce, and post-divorce issues.

In this course you will learn how to mediate divorce and post-divorce issues with confidence, and the business aspects of building your own divorce mediation practice. Other topics include; mediator ethics, tips on designing parenting and time sharing plans, child support isues, asset division, spousal support, taxes, insurance, and divorce case document preparation procedures.
By the end of the course, participants will have gaind the required mediation, and procedural skills, to competently mediate divorce cases. The content of this course is compiled from over ten years of providing divorce mediation services, and it is always fresh with the latest rules and innovative techniques.

Why do this course

According to a study done by the CDC in 2012, the divorce rate in Florida is 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 mediators who are looking for new ways to grow their practice
Psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, and other mental health professionals
Other ADR professionals involved in divorce services or family law

Course Outline

The Business of Mediation Generally
Popular Practice Areas for Divorce Mediators
Marketing Divorce Mediation
Divorce Mediation Skills
Document Preparation 101
Ethical Issues for Mediators
Interpersonal Violence Essentials

Course Delivery

This course is delivered using our virtual school.


CME: 8 hours (which includes 2 hours of mediator ethics, 2 hours of interpersonal violence awareness, and 1 hour of diversity/cultural awareness).

CLE: Approved by the Florida Bar for 8 hours of General credits (which includes 3 hours of ethics)

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Savings expire: Tuesday Jul 7, 2020 at 4pm

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 access credentials to the course. Upon completion of this course a downloadable electronic certificate will be provided, along with a detailed course outline. You may attach these documents to your mediator renewal application.


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