Author Archives: Elizabeth A. Hyde

The (Unique) Perils of The PC Process

The parenting coordination process is a difficult one for both clients and PCs. Invariably there is one parent who is more committed; or is driving the process. In addition, once the arbitration phase of the process has been utilized, the losing parent usually disengages altogether. Throw in the fact that many parents have not been fully educated on the process …

BIFF, EAR and other effective conflict resolution skills

The mediate393 roster members and guests just spent 2 days listening and practicing the skills and techniques of Bill Eddy. With over 1500 mediations to his credit, Bill is a master at dealing with high conflict and personality disordered clients. His methods for dealing with this client population are ones that we can all integrate into our own practices and …

Are you lost in litigation?

If you are spending tens of thousands of dollars in court, consider trying mediation….

How to reduce the high costs of divorce?

What the Toronto Star story about the high costs of divorce missed: mediation is now available at no charge to anyone in family court in Toronto. What better way to reduce the high costs of divorce?

Your will and mediation

The Kaptyn estate/family dispute has the wealth and high profile personalities to capture media attention. But the problems that Justice David Brown is trying to resolve in that case are hardly unique.

A Journey into the Heart of Dispute Resolution

This past week, Cloke presented a 2 day conference in Ottawa during a joint session of the Centre for Conflict Education and Research, the Ontario Association for Family Mediation and Family Mediation Canada. The title of the conference and of his more recent book is, The Crossroads of Conflict: A journey into the Heart of Dispute Resolution.