Children of Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 14, 2019

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Dr. Lynnn C. Halem wrote on the topic of children in divorce (“Children First in Your Divorce) in the June 2019 edition of mediation.com. Her thoughts focus on “best interests of children”. All parents say they want this, but how to accomplish the task? Some pointers: *Kids need to know that their parents truly care […]

Having a Difficult Conversation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 13, 2019

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Author Judy Ringer has a post at mediate.com entitled “We Have to Talk:A Step-by-Step Checklist for Difficult Conversations”. Her advice is practical and insightful. Four of her points are outlined here: *Enter talks with a positive and not a negative goal. Your goal should be to find solutions and not to simply vent. *Consider which […]

Women’s Soccer in Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 29, 2019

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The following news appeared at http://www.csnbc.com website on June 24, 2019: The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is underway and teams from around the world are fighting for the championship title — as well as equal pay. In 2016, five U.S. women’s players filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and […]

Trump 2.0/MartinRosenfeld, JD

June 22, 2019

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Supporters of President Trump are not all unaware of his perceived deficits among many Americans. How then can he get re-elected? The new hope seems to be that the negatives will be considered less important than the positive successes he has already attained. This post is not about political prognostication.However,there is something attractive about the […]

Bad Reasons to Choose Litigation Over Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 16, 2019

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America is known as a litigious country. While resorting to Court over mediation is costly and anguishing, many people choose this route. Here are some bad reasons for choosing the litigation option: *I CAN GET A BETTER DEAL IN COURT THAN I CAN THROUGH MEDIATION. Surely there are situations where your case is so strong […]

The Awful Parent/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 6, 2019

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On June 4, 2019, Clare Ansberry wrote an article for WSJ about the screaming parent who ruins Little League games by his/her obnoxious demeanor at a child’s e.g. baseball game. What does this parent do? “[Kids} hate the nonverbal stuff. They don’t want them (i.e. parents) to act up. And if they do, kids see […]

Life After Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 29, 2019

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There is a news report that MacKenzie Bezos, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, is going to give half of her $37 billion (with a “b”) divorce settlement to charitable causes. And what was the reaction of her ex-spouse? “MacKenzie is going to be amazing and effective at philanthropy. Go get ’em MacKenzie.” Divorce is one of […]