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Advanced Mediation Solutions Founder Provides Helpful Tips for Divorcees During the Coronavirus

HADDONFIELD, N.J. -- Getting divorced is a major life change, and the process is stressful even under the best of circumstances. Now as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 outbreak, it has pushed many divorcing spouses to the breaking point. "This is a trying time for everyone in our country, but it is especially hard on individuals who were already dealing with other major difficulties," says Roseann Vanella, founder of Advanced Mediation Solutions.

She adds, "During times like these, we all need to come together and do what we can to help those who are hurting."

Couples who are planning a divorce or have started process already face uncertain futures, but now they have several other issues to deal with as well. For starters, we are all trying to practice good hygiene and follow social distancing guidelines to help prevent the spread of this virus, which for most of us means a radical disruption to our regular routines.

"Right now, divorcing spouses have a lot of additional things to worry about," Vanella continues. "What if somebody in the family gets the virus? Or worse yet, what if one of their aging family members gets it? How do you deal with work with the kids at home? How do I keep my appointments if I'm quarantined in my house?"

"For many people, schedules have changed drastically, and they are scrambling to try to make everything work while they are in trying to proceed with their divorce. Finances are suddenly getting tighter, many of the courts are closed or have limited hours, and major schedule changes often necessitate revisiting co-parenting plans."

Coping with a Divorce During the COVID - 19 Breakout

As divorcees struggle to adapt to the coronavirus crisis, Vanella offers some tips to help them deal with the stress and get through the process:

Protect your Children during the Crisis: With schools closed and kids at home, many parents have a lot more time to spend with them. We will need to make some hard choices and explain to them why they need to follow social distancing guidelines for their protection, but this can also be turned into an opportunity for more family bonding.

Focus on Your Own Health: Try to find things to do at home that you enjoy and that help ease the stress. Go for a walk if you are able, or maybe just take some time for yourself to relax and meditate. Some of us have a lot more time on our hands, and this gives us an opportunity to get in some "alone" time as well.

Be Creative: Many courts are closed right now, and some people are under self-quarantine. But these disruptions might actually be an opportunity to explore a less stressful way to get divorced. For example, with mediation, you can settle your divorce mostly without the involvement of the court, and you can do so in a more cooperative setting that is geared toward reducing conflict and producing amicable resolutions.

Take Advantage of Technology: Being stuck at home, you will need to rely heavily on technology to help pass the time and to move forward with your divorce. This is where solutions like virtual mediation can be very helpful. With virtual mediation, sessions can be conducted remotely from anywhere in the world (as long as you have a phone or stable internet connection).

Stay Plugged In: Many people are having a hard time dealing with everything that is happening out there. Now, more than ever, we need to stay connected with those closest to us, even if we have to do so virtually. Also, if you are seeing a therapist or another professional, try to continue these sessions remotely as well.

"This situation is unprecedented, and it is disrupting everyone's lives. But we are all in this together, and if we take advantage of creative solutions and exercise patience and understanding during the process, we can and will get through this," adds Vanella.

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Malicious Mediation and Manipulation: When Mediators and Lawyers Hide Abusive Tactics Behind Confidentiality

HOUSTON, Texas -- Wendy Meigs, Texas Pharmacist and Founder of SMA Education and Support, warns the public about the current evolution of mediation into a malicious "kangaroo court" to promote predetermined self-serving outcomes for mediators and lawyers as mediation confidentiality enhances the abuse of the already vulnerable.

As mediation numbers continue to escalate, judges push citizens to negotiate outside of court especially with limited resources as seen in Harris County. But is mediation the same as court? Some strive to promote that fallacy.

Victims of divorce court tell a different story. 70-year-old Gladys A. never wanted to experience what she did at mediation. Gladys said, "My lawyer didn't prepare me..." Missing information and extreme pressuring forced Gladys to settle for far less. As the main earner and spouse after 50 years of marriage to an adulterous husband, Gladys felt betrayed from the abuse at home, an abuse sustained through mediation. Was allowing the manipulation of an abused woman justified? Who really is to blame for the deceptions at mediation to this woman, a trusting, misinformed, and abused woman? And is this the justice the public believes exists in mediation versus the courtroom?

By definition: "Mediation is a private process in which an impartial person encourages and facilitates communications between parties to a conflict and strives to promote reconciliation, settlement, or understanding." This private process called "confidentiality" contributes to abuses and manipulation of unaware citizens contrary to a courtroom where the exposure of standards of conduct and ethics limit outright abuses.

Take a stand for victims and against the protection of mediators. Take a stand for the people. Refuse confidentiality in mediations.

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Wendy Meigs founded SMA Education and Support in immediate response to an abusive mediation. Having experienced normal mediations, Meigs realized the vulnerability of the already vulnerable under the guise of impartiality and the abusive potential of blanket confidentiality. SMA Education and Support (Stop Mediation Abuse), a For-Profit organization, assists and educates on the potential abuses of mediation. We are NOT lawyers. We are everyday people. Together, we can Protect the Public.

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Advanced Mediation Solutions Sees Rise in Business and Workplace Mediations

HADDONFIELD, N.J. -- Advanced Mediation Solutions (AMS) provides a wide range of mediation services. Some of their specialties include divorce and family mediation, high net-worth divorce mediation, business partnership mediation, and workplace mediation. Recently, they have seen a sharp rise in requests for business and workplace mediation services.

"Mediation is becoming an increasingly preferred form of alternative dispute resolution in the corporate world," says Carmela DeNicola, business and workplace mediator for AMS. "As litigation becomes more and more expensive, a growing number of companies are realizing that mediation is a practical, efficient, and cost-effective option that allows participants to settle disputes on their terms rather than the terms set out by a court or arbiter."

Mediation has been used to resolve family issues for many years, but in the past, a lot of people did not see this as a viable process for more complex legal matters, such as high asset divorces and commercial disputes. Today, however, practitioners with more specialized knowledge are entering the field, providing more sophisticated solutions that did not exist a decade or two ago.

"Roseann (Vanella) and I each have several decades of corporate experience," DeNicola continues. "We have diverse experience including working with Fortune 100 companies, and we have seen and experienced first-hand many of the common issues that need to be resolved for companies to move forward and achieve greater success. On the family mediation side, we have a team of in-house experts that can handle complicated issues such as business ownership calculations, franchise ownership, real estate holdings, complex investments, tax issues, and much more."

How is Mediation Different from Arbitration or Litigation?

Mediation is a voluntary process that takes place in a cooperative rather than combative setting. Though it is facilitated by a neutral, third-party mediator, participants are in control of the outcome, and no settlement can be binding unless all parties agree to it. Unlike court proceedings, the process is confidential, and because participants decide the outcome, they are more likely to take ownership of the results and uphold their end of any agreement that is reached.

Mediation is now being used regularly for virtually any type of commercial legal matter, such as:
* Business Partnership Mediation
* Mediating Operating Agreements
* Mediating Partnership Disputes
* Mediating Disputes Between Employee.

"Mediation is definitely becoming mainstream," says Roseann Vanella, founder of AMS. "In fact, we are even seeing human resource departments add mediation services as part of their Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Corporations are realizing the value of investing in workplace wellness programs, and mediation is an ideal add-on, because it helps employees who have personal issues such as divorce, estate settlements, and elder care disputes that need to be resolved. As the labor market continues to tighten and become more competitive, we expect to see more EAPs include mediation as a way to help attract top employee talent."

About Advanced Mediation Solutions (AMS)

Advanced Mediation Solutions (AMS) is a full-service mediation provider that offers family/divorce mediation, high net worth divorce mediation, business/workplace mediation, onsite mediation (teams, groups, mergers, reorganizations, etc.), separation mediation, LBGTQ mediation, elder care mediation, and many others. The mediators at AMS have several decades of combined business experience, and they are one of the few practices in the state of New Jersey that is exclusively focused on mediation.

AMS also works closely with a team of in-house experts that provide skilled guidance with several complicated and specialized issues. This allows AMS to help resolve even the most complex legal matters. AMS has offices in Haddonfield, NJ and Princeton, NJ serving clients in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. They also provide virtual mediation that can be conducted anywhere participants have a phone or internet connection.


Advanced Mediation Solutions, 89 N. Haddon Ave., Haddonfield, NJ 08033. Phone: 856-669-7172.

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