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There are many answers below with training dates and fees.  Or call!

Click here for tuition and special discounts, like our early bird and active college student. Or call, Dr. Barbara Manousso at 713/557-1010.

ZOOM live: we are doing business, family, and divorce mediations with interactive/real time course training  online.  Call us at (713)557-1010 text/talk!

For the best in mediation training, select a mediation training program with proven leadership and lecturers who identify themselves with academic credentials and professional standing, like the staff of Manousso Mediation and Arbitration, LLC: Solution2Conflict, who are actively engaged as practitioners and leaders in the mediation and ADR field.

Have you listened to Manousso Musing on PodCasts or YouTube?

Make sure that your trainers meet the qualifications for and are members of professional mediation organizations, such as Texas Mediators Trainers Round Table (TMTR) and Texas Credentialing Association, or you won’t be getting a quality training.

Manousso Mediation and Arbitration, LLC. is an accredited sponsor of continuing education credits (CEU), approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE, as well as other professional organizations, such as CEU for CPA, LPC, and HR.

Arbitration Training ONLINE with ZOOM: live and interactive.

($550.00) Ask about special discounts.

Earn MCLE/CEU 10 and 4 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR on Friday, 12 April 2024, from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM, plus writing a brief opinion that will be explained in class.

Basic Mediation Training ZOOM LIVE and INTERACTIVE. 40 hours.

($975) Ask about special discounts.

Earn MCLE/CEU 40 and 4 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR, includes Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR training), handouts, and notebooks:

Our next class will start be from Wednesday to Friday, April 17, 18, 19, 2024, and then the next week on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23rd and 24th, 2024, from 10 AM to 6:30 PM daily.

All classes will be ZOOM live and interactive. Students must be ON CAMERA and attentive for the whole program for certificate and MCLE/CEU affirmative.

Advanced Mediation: Family-Divorce-Child Custody training live, interactive, on ZOOM. 30 hours.

($895) Ask about special discounts.

Earn MCLE/CEU 30 and 4 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR.

Class will be held from <Tuesday to Friday – on March 19, 20, 21, 22, 2024, from 10 AM to 6:00 PM.  Join the eleven lecturers and interactive class on ZOOM!

New: Domestic Violence for Advance Family Training required by TX legislation

the four (4) hours required by Texas statute for $150. (This Domestic Violence training is INCLUDED in our Advance Family 30 hours of training above.)

If you have taken the 30 hours of Advance Family training, but only need this DV-4 hours, then register under Advance Training dropdown button.

The DV only  class will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, from 1 PM until 5:00 PM. Please send an email note with your name to with Subject: Domestic Violence Certificate

Parenting Coordination and Facilitation Training

($525) Ask about special discounts.

ZOOM live and interactive: Sign up for this and Advance Family at the same time and use the early bird discount (SAVE $$$) for both classes

16 hours-MCLE/CEU 16 and 4 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR

In 2024, Friday and Saturday, September 20th and 21st, 2024, from 9:00AM until 5:30PM, daily.  >> AMICUS training: The PCF skills are excellent for Amicus attorneys in communicating with high conflict clients.

Elder and Adult Family Mediation Training

($600), specially discounted for family mediators.

If you have questions, call (713)557-1010. Classes are held ZOOM live and interactive.

20 hours-MCLE/CEU 20 and 3 in ethics for JD, CPA, LPC, SW, HR on Wednesday, May 1st, 1 PM to 5 PM, Thursday, May 2nd, from 10 am until 6:30 PM, Friday, May 3rd, 2024, from 10 AM until 6:30 PM

Note our NO refund policy, once you have paid for a training, but you can always reschedule online classes with a rescheduling fee of $150, if you cancel within 72 hours.

Our classes can be taken in any order, although you can’t mediate until you meet all the requirements of Texas statutes.

Classes will be held on ZOOM, so it is required for certificate attendance that students use a computer and remain on camera, ATTENTIVELY, for the duration of the training.  

Handicap accessible training venue: ZOOM live!

Texas Justice Center for Mediation and Arbitration in Bellaire off I-610 West Loop.

Ranch Office Conference Room and Virtual Office

Ranch Office Conference Room and Virtual Office

Heights Mediation Center


The Texas Mediation Center in Bellaire and Heights Mediation Center are modern, well located, facilities dedicated to ADR meetings, where you can proudly invite your mediation and arbitration clients.

See brochure.

When divorce becomes unavoidable, use this unique interactive software to leave your marriage with your dignity intact and money in your pocket. Don’t pay professionals for the preliminary work you can do.

Why use DivorceSavvySavesMoney?
One of the most costly tasks in divorce is gathering, organizing, and handling financial information. When each attorney engages in this task, you end up paying them to duplicate their efforts. DivorceSavvySavesMoney gives you a chance to start making the necessary preparations as soon as possible. If you do this before your first meeting with an attorney or mediator, he or she will have a good overview of your case and be able to give you more effective and efficient professional service from the very beginning. Those of you with children will want to use the specialized worksheets in DivorceSavvySavesMoney to guide you in developing your parenting plan. Basically, you can do the work you would otherwise pay others thousands of dollars to do for you. And when you use DivorceSavvySavesMoney, not only do you save money, you and your spouse have a better understanding all of your assets and liabilities, when negotiating a property settlement.
When you order DivorceSavvySavesMoney, you will have:

Instructions for collecting, organizing, and entering information in a form necessary for avoiding costly legal procedures

Interactive spreadsheets with built-in formulas

  • to enter and customize your necessary information
  • to revise and correct entries during the entire divorce process
  • to provide visual aids that promote a better understanding of financial and parenting matters
  • to calculate multiple possibilities for a property settlement using “what-if” analysis
  • to reduce time and money spent with a professional
Who should use DivorceSavvySavesMoney?
If you and your spouse have acquired assets or accrued debt during your marriage, and at least one of you has a minimal comfort level with Microsoft Excel, DivorceSavvySavesMoney will help you plan your divorce. You will toggle from cell to cell and enter the information needed for your divorce in a simple, easy-to-understand format that you can share with your spouse, with your attorneys, and with your mediator. And once you’ve entered the basic information, built-in formulas allow you to calculate values quickly and easily while you’re negotiating.
DivorceSavvySavesMoney contains two files:

FILE I: DSSM Instructions.pdf is a text document with all the necessary information for using the spreadsheet file and for preparing materials for your divorce.

FILE II: DSSM Worksheets.xls is an EXCEL file with the following worksheets:

  • A Client Information page
    to enter personal information essential for filing a divorce petition.
  • An Inventory of Assets & Liabilities
    to enter important information on each of your holdings and debts.
    to quickly calculate values.
    to tax affect entries whenever it is appropriate.
    to generate various alternatives that provide a basis for sound decision-making when negotiating a property settlement.
  • Parenting Plan worksheets
    to structure Daily; Weekly; Monthly Schedules.
    to make Holiday Arrangements.
  • Budget/Cash Flow Forms
    to structure support for two households.
    to help each of you plan for responsible financial management in the future.

 What it is not:

  • It’s not a do-it-yourself divorce kit. DivorceSavvySavesMoney is designed to help your attorney and/or mediator work with you more efficiently and effectively. There are services available for do-it-yourself divorces, but we don’t provide them.
  • It’s not a substitute for your own attorney. DivorceSavvySavesMoney is designed to be useful to people who are going through divorce regardless of where they live. But it does not provide advice about interpreting the divorce laws of your state or country.
  • It’s not a way to get somebody else to do the work for you. DivorceSavvySavesMoney is all about your taking control and doing some homework on the front end that will save you time and money in your divorce. By necessity, this means that you’ll be doing more of the work initially. When you finish, both of you will be glad you did this work yourself.

Now you have a chance to download this unique interactive software for just $49.95!

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