Divorce Advice in the COVID Era/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 17, 2020

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There are many stories being written about how divorced couples have risen to the occasion to collaborate at this time of crisis. Challenging times sometimes does bring out the best in all of us. However, some issues that are not as pleasant, include the following: 1. Disputes about spending time with the children. This is […]

Max Lucado/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 10, 2020

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Recognize the name Max Lucado? I didn’t either before day. But he is an author, clergyman and believer in the human capacity to achieve and to grow in life. Here are two quotes, both of them in the spirit of Win-Win and mediation process: “Conflict is inevitable but combat is optional” It is wise to […]

Getting to Yes/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 29, 2020

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I recently took a CLE course in mediation styles. I enjoy seeing how other mediators apply their trade. The mediators teaching the course had very different ideas than do I about the manner and goal of their mediation style. Since mediation is referred to as an art rather than a science, this difference of style […]

Life’s Choices/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

April 21, 2020

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A Harvard Professor by the name of Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar wrote a popular book on happiness. The book, based on a successful course Dr. Ben-Shahar taught at Harvard, is entitled “Happier”. This book is a wonderful read and offers the reader much to ponder. At the end of the chapters, the author provides an exercise […]

Advice for Divorced Parents/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 8, 2020

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On April 1, 2020, the WSJ published an article by Andrea Petersen entitled “Divorce Gets Even Trickier”. In a sentence, the key to this wonderful piece lies in these words: Re concerns about health issues during visitations, Ms. Petersen “advises parents to defer to the perspective of the more anxious parent”. This practical tip is […]

Einstein & Win-Win/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 28, 2020

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The successful author, Stephen Covey, wrote a book that illustrates the principle of Win-Win. The title of the work is “The 3rd Alternative: Solving Life’s Most Difficult Problems”. The advice found in that work is simple: “Win-Win is a belief in the Third Alternative. It’s not your way or my way, it’s a better way.” […]

When Courts Are Closed/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 28, 2020

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Many states have closed their Court systems for cases that are not of an emergency-matter. While this creates difficulties for many parties, the viable option of mediation is still very much a reasonable go-to process. Mediations can be done on-line, by phone, or in person, if proper health precautions are observed. Going to court to […]