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Building Resilience in Children During Parental Separation: A Guide for Parents

April 18, 2024

At the Dispute Resolution Center (DRC), we work with parents both during and after a separation or divorce.  Our goal is to assist Kansas City area families in moving forward in a way that focuses on the needs of everyone, especially the children. Mediation assists parents navigate the emotional and legal road they are facing.…

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How to be Successful in Mediation (and Life)

March 12, 2024

In today’s fast-paced world, disagreements are inevitable, whether in our personal lives, workplaces, or within our communities. However, the key to resolving these before they become deeper conflicts lies in the strategies we employ and our approach to communication and understanding our needs and desires. Mediation offers a pathway not just to resolve disputes but…

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Mediation to Ensure Your Children Feel Loved Amidst Separation

February 13, 2024

Separation from a partner may be an emotionally difficult process.  The difficult task of explaining to your children that you no longer love their other parent can add to this emotionally taxing experience. In this blog, we’ll delve into navigating this sensitive situation and how mediation can help parents focus on ensuring children feel loved and supported…

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Cultivating Harmony: Mediation Insights for Blended Families

January 9, 2024

Nestled in Olathe, Kansas, the Dispute Resolution Center is a steadfast ally for families embarking on the intricate journey of blending households post-divorce. As we delve into the complexities that arise during this process, our mediation services become a beacon of hope, particularly for families in the Kansas City metro area. Today, we will intricately explore a…

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Mediation: How Do You Have Meaningful Holidays When Traditions Are Changed?

December 12, 2023

During the holiday season, traditionally depicted as a time of joy and togetherness, families grappling with changes, particularly those more recently involved in change regarding child custody arrangements or parenting plan adjustments, face a distinctive set of challenges. At the Dispute Resolution Center, we recognize the significance of fostering meaningful connections during these times of…

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Did you know that Divorce is an Adverse Childhood Experience?

November 14, 2023

Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, include things like physical and emotional abuse, neglect, caregiver mental illness, household violence and divorce.  The more ACEs a child experiences, the more likely he or she is – as an adult – to suffer from various health conditions, behavior issues, developmental delays, mental illness, poor academic achievement and substance abuse,…

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Plan Ahead for Holidays: Mediation for Joyful Celebrations

October 24, 2023

Mediation can be crucial in ensuring that your celebrations are joyful and harmonious. The Kansas City Metro Area holiday season is a time of joy, warmth, and cherished traditions. It’s a time when families come together to celebrate and create lasting memories. However, the holiday season can bring its fair share of stress and conflicts. …

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Mediation, Dispute Resolution Center, Dogs, Cats, Divorce

Dogs, Cats and Divorce – Mediation can help you and your pets?

September 7, 2023

Determining what to do about your family’s pets during a separation or divorce is essential to consider.  Your pets are part of your family, and the changes in households that come with separation and divorce have an impact on your family’s pets as well. While human beings have the ability to understand and cope with…

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Mediation Helps Co-Parents Make Decisions About Extracurricular Activities

August 3, 2023

Back-to-school season is upon us. It’s time to start back juggling those busy schedules and making decisions on what activities your child will participate in with your co-parent. These may include financial decisions which often add complexity to co-parenting decisions. Extra activities can come with expenses such as registration fees, equipment, or travel costs. Most…

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Mediation, Dispute Resolution Center, Unwed Couples

Use Mediation to Establish Co- Parenting Expectations for Unwed Couples

July 6, 2023

  Mediation can be a valuable resource for unmarried parents navigating a separation. It offers a structured and neutral environment where both parties can work together to find mutually beneficial solutions. While the legal aspects may differ from those of married couples, the emotional and practical aspects of separating remain. Mediation encourages cooperative problem-solving, unlike litigation,…

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