Posts Tagged ‘Karen Klickstein-Forman’

The Benefits of Co-Mediation in Family Court

Karen Klickstein-Forman and I spoke today for the Mediation and Meeting Center of Charleston on The Benefits of Co-Mediation in Family Court. Karen drafted the materials below.  A word file of these materials can be downloaded here. Co-Mediation is a style of mediation that involves multiple mediators, usually two, which in some way may compliment […]

Shameless plug for Co-Mediation CLE

My better half, Karen Klickstein-Forman, and I will be presenting on The Benefits of Co-Mediation for Family Court as part of the Mediation and Meeting Center of Charleston’s monthly breakfast. This CLE will take place on October 2, 2014 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. at Kitchen 208. Attendance is free and it is one hour […]

My first paid co-mediation

My wife, Karen Anne Klickstein-Forman, and I both became certified family court mediators in 2009.  Since that time both of us have handled paid mediations separately.  We have handed pro bono mediations in DSS abuse and neglect cases together.  Today, for the first time, we handled a paid mediation together. Karen is a Licenced Independent […]

Mr. & Mrs. Smith meet Mr. & Mrs. Forman

One of the two grand ironic jests in the movie “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” is that this bored suburban couple–who drip utter contempt for each other while inhabiting a sterile home worthy of an Architectural Digest reader’s wet dream–find renewed appreciation, rekindle their regard, and rediscover their erotic frisson when they realize the other is […]


My wife, Karen Klickstein-Forman, LISW-CP, and I co-mediated our first cases today, mediating three abuse and neglect cases in the Charleston County Family Court, completely settling two and settling the treatment plan, but not the merits finding, in the third case. Social worker-attorney teams are considered quite effective in co-mediating family law issues, as are […]


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