Divorce & Custody Mediator Training
This comprehensive, ACR-accredited mediator training program is a combination of role-play, lecture, simulation, discussion and videotapes of actual mediation. This five-day workshop walks participants through the process of divorce and custody mediation from the orientation session to the completed memorandum of understanding.
The curriculum covers the following topics:
- Parenting arrangements
- Property division and support
- Tax, pension and other financial concerns
- Emotional issues
- Effective conflict management
- Mediation techniques
- Power balancing
- Ethics and standards of practice
- Domestic violence
Zena Zumeta is an attorney, mediator, trainer and facilitator. She works with organizations to assist them in helping their departments, work teams, and labor-management teams work together effectively and productively. A graduate of Smith College and the University of Michigan Law School, Zena has been a mediator since 1981, and attorney, trainer and labor negotiator since 1975, and has worked with organizations since 1971. Zena is a co-founder and past director of the Ann Arbor Mediation Center, and is president of Mediation Training & Consultation Institute and The Collaborative Workplace.
Assistant Trainers: Qualified divorce and custody mediators will coach the role-plays and PA practitioners will present information on PA divorce and custody laws.