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ADR and the Courts

Assessing Whether Mediation Benefits the Courts.

The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 32, No. 3, March 2003.


Mediating Disputes Involving Parenting Time & Responsibilities in Colorado’s 10th Judicial District: Assessing the Benefits to Courts.

Available in PDF.

Final Report to the State of Colorado Judicial Department, August 2002.


Court Services: Meeting the Needs of Twenty-First Century Families.

Family Law Quarterly Millennium Issue, Vol. 33 No. 3, Fall 1999.


Ten Myths About Family Law. 

Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 27, No. 2, Summer 1993.


Family Mediation.

Working paper for the National Symposium on Court-Connected Dispute Resolution Research, October 1993.



Divorce and Child Access Mediation

The Equity of Mediated Divorce Agreements.

Mediation Quarterly.  Winter, 1991.


Reflections on a Decade of Divorce Mediation Research.

In the book Mediation Research (eds) Kressel, Pruitt and Associates, Jossey-Bass Publications, 1989.


Divorce Mediation Research Results. 

In the book Divorce Mediation: Theory and Practice (eds) Folberg and Milnew, Guilford Press 1988.


Divorce Mediation: An Overview of Research Results.

Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, Vol. 19, No. 4, 1985.


Mediating Parent-Child Post-Divorce Arrangements.

In the book Children of Divorce (eds) Wolchik and Karoly, Gardner Press 1988.


Mediation in Custody Disputes.

Behavioral Sciences and the Law, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1986.


Predicting Outcomes in Divorce Mediation: The Influence of People and Process.

Journal of Social Issues, Vol. 41, No. 2, 1985.


Process and Outcomes in Divorce Mediation.

Mediation Quarterly, No. 10, December 1985.


Mediation Versus the Courts in Child Custody Cases.

Negotiation Journal, July, 1985.


A Preliminary Portrait of Client Reactions to Three Court Mediation Programs.

Mediation Quarterly  March 1984.


Mediating and Litigating Custody Disputes.

Family Law Quarterly, Winter 1984.


A Guide to Implementing Divorce Mediation Services in the Public Sector.

Conciliation Courts Review, December 1983.


Mediating Divorce Disputes: Mediator Behavior, Styles and Roles.

Family Relations, October 1983.


A Portrait of Divorce Mediation Services in the Public and Private Sector.

Conciliation Courts Review, June 1983.


The Decision to Mediate: Profiles of Individuals Who Accept and Reject the Opportunity to Mediate Contested Child Custody and Visitation Issues.

Journal of Divorce, Vol. 6, Nos. 1 & 2, 1983.


Why Not Let the Parents Decide?  How Child Custody Mediation Works in Practice.

The Judges' Journal, Winter 1981.



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