Preparing for Divorce with Forrest Woody Mosten

The FIT Podcast is designed to provide support for people in all walks of life, across the world, struggling with a difficult separation | divorce.

Join Dr. D and Forrest “Woody” Mosten: the tireless advocate for peacemaking discuss: Preparing for Divorce, The Children & Parenting Plans, Mediation vs. Litigation options, and, When High Conflict emerges.

They cover these 5 questions:

1) What are 2-3 of the biggest challenges families face when going through divorce and separation?
2)How do attorneys contribute to the struggles faced during divorce, both positively and negatively?
3) What are some of the legal options available to families in divorce?
4) What are the four types of divorce referenced in the co-authored article “Representing Clients Effectively in Family Law Mediation?”
5) What is the role of the mediation consulting attorney? What is a Certified Family Law Specialist?

Woody has been in private mediation practice since 1979 and has taught mediation as Adjunct Professor at the UCLA School of Law since 2002. He has also taught at Cal Western and University of San Diego.

Woody is the author of six books and numerous articles on mediation and other dispute resolution topics. He is a member of the San Diego Bar Family Law and ADR Sections and a member of the San Diego Collaborative Law Practice Group.

Woody is a founding member of the Southern California Mediation Association and was named by SCMA as Peacemaker of the Year and is the recipient of the 2017 SCMA President’s Award. In 2019, Woody was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. In 2020, SCMA established the Forrest S. Mosten Star Award for Excellence and Innovation in Mediation and awarded Woody the Inaugural Award.