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Information about our general meetings:

The agenda for most meetings (Except Fall) includes:

  • 9:00 – 9:45       Coffee, light breakfast snack, and networking

  • 9:45 – 10:00      Brief Membership Meeting

  • 10:00 – 12:00     Education program beginning promptly at 10:00

  • 12:00 – 12:45     Lunch – provided by the NCAPFM

Membership meeting agenda items should be submitted to the NCAPFM president or secretary at least two weeks prior to that meeting’s date.

Guests are welcome at any of our meetings, although there is a charge of $10.00 for any non-member who would like to receive a continuing education certificate.

If you a current member of the NCAPFM and would like to bring a guest, please register that guest through the EventBrite registration portal that is emailed to you during the month preceding the meeting.

If you are not a member of the NCAPFM and you wish to attend as our guest, we would be happy to have you.  Please contact our Meeting Registrar, Brooke Schmidly at

These are some examples of recent training for our Members.

  • Probate Issues in Divorce

  • Mediating Disputes in Military Divorces

  • The 2018 Tax Legislation and How it Affects Mediators

  • The Problem with Money – And How to Mediate Around It

  • Mediation Theory and Practice

  • Opening Statements – The Mediator’s and Counsels’

  • Divorce Financial Analysts in Mediation, Collaboration and Litigation

  • Protecting Children from the Burdens of Divorce

  • Writing Mediation Summaries – How to Avoid the Practice of Law

  • The Financial Aspects of Divorce – How Settlement Options Affect Your Client’s Financial

  • Back to the Basics:  What does John Haynes, one of family mediation’s founders, have to teach us about process?

  • Selected and Unusual Financial Issues Found in Mediation

  • The Gray Divorce – Redefining the Golden Years

  • The Social Science of Custody Schedules

  • An Introduction to Non-violent Communication

  • High Conflict Couples

  • Top Child Topics for Family Mediators

  • Calculations for High Income Falling Outside the NC Child Support Guidelines


Contact Brooke Schmidly at


We’ll be happy to help. We look forward to seeing you there!

2024 Meetings:

We are working on topics and speakers. If you have a suggestion, click on our “Leadership Team” page and send your suggestion to Mary Salisbury- Chair, Continuing Education

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