My mission is to carry the message that there is a better way to look at, and respond to, conflict. During the past 27 years, I have successfully mediated thousands of disputes and developed expertise in resolving personal and professional relationship conflicts. Today, my goal is to provide strategic conflict management and creative relationship interventions to married and divorcing couples, estranged families, business partners, communities, and co-workers.
Much of my current mediation practice centers on my work with David Spofford and the network of Florida Mediators we brought together at A Friendly Divorce. In addition to mediation, at A Friendly Divorce, we also provide document preparation services so that the couples we work with can have a one-stop experience that ends with an uncontested divorce. Additionally, David and I created a training program for professionals who want to launch or expand their practices to include pro-se/pre-suit divorce mediation. This program is presented via streaming video through Mediate.com. Cut and past this link http://www.mediate.com/university/pg29.cfm into your browser to learn more.
As a Primary Trainer with Mediation Training Group, I have taught mediation nationally and internationally to over thirteen thousand professionals. Please consider Mediation Training Group’s offerings if you want to become a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator, acquire mediation skills to enhance your professional or personal life, or experience Continuing Mediator Education that is both entertaining and rich in content. Check out the website to learn more about the other projects Susan Dubow and I are working on so that we can help bring mediation into the mainstream.
Please stay tuned. I am interested in learning how I can help you improve your relationships using workplace agreements, business partnership accords, dating contracts, prenuptial agreements, mediated divorces, and marriage pacts. Additionally, I am intrigued with dialogue focused on aging in community, unstructured aging, legacy, and the final third of life. Please accept this invitation to expand the conversation - email me your questions and comments.
Typically, we think of mediation as a process to help people in conflict. In addition, mediation can be used to help parties negotiating a transaction or wanting to prevent a destructive family or business conflict. Preventative Mediation can be used as follows:
1. To create a pre-marital or pre-nuptial agreement, also known as a Marriage Charter. A mediator can guide a couple's negotiations so that they can evaluate their expectations, consider a wide variety of options, and make choices about how they want their marriage to look.
2. To create an estate plan. Often, in both traditional and blended families, there is a lack of clarity regarding the path a family should take to distribute its resources. A mediator can guide a family’s negotiations so that an estate plan, that takes into account each person’s wants and needs, can be created.
3. To create a business partner’s agreement, also known as a Partnership Accord. A mediator can guide the negotiations of potential business partners so that they can evaluate their expectations, consider a wide variety of options, and make choices about how they will operate their business.
4. To create a family agreement, also known as a Family Pact. A mediator can guide the negotiations of family members seeking resolution with a wide variety of family issues such as curfews and budgets.
Contact me for more information about Preventative Mediation.
Elinor Robin, PhD., LMFT, LMHC is a Mediator and Mediation Trainer whose expertise is professional and personal relationship conflict. She teaches, writes, and speaks as a skilled practitioner and recognized expert in Mediation and Conflict Management. With natural wit and wisdom, Elinor brings her clients and students the benefit of her academic achievements, small business background, and extensive court system experience. Read More