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The Decision to Divorce/Rabbi Dr. Reuven Bulka

September 28, 2010

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It is vitally important for the couple to realize that once the reality of their having to be divorced settles in as being inevitable, the ground rules of the relationship change dramatically. This in itself is not easily achievable, but the awareness of this crucial difference changes the pressures and the expectations. It should therefore […]

Whither Marriage?/Martin Rosenfeld

September 28, 2010

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Two significant article/essays appeared last year dealing with divorce and its outcomes. They underscore the need both for marital mediation and divorce mediation. These pieces appeared in Atlantic and Time magazine. First, a word on marital mediation. An article on this newer mediation field appeared in mediation.com in May 2009. Marital mediation is a term […]

Introduction to Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld

September 22, 2010

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Mediation is a means by which a trained third-party, the mediator, helps two parties get to a resolution of their dispute or problem. There is nothing magical about mediation; it is a process that believes the parties best equipped to resolve their differences are the parties who are in disagreement. The process of mediation is […]

When a Mediation Does Not Lead to Agreement/Martin Rosenfeld

September 19, 2010

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Not all mediations succeed in attaining an agreement. What is gained by the efforts in such a scenario? I believe no mediation is completely unsuccessful. The parties have built up some trust and respect for each other’s position. Some issues are often resolved even though a complete agreement has not been reached. Likely, the parties […]

How a Divorce Lawyer Can Help Save a Marriage/Laurie Israel (excerpted)

September 19, 2010

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Many people who come to my office asking about divorce tell me stories that I have seen and encounter from my married clients, friends and relatives. Evaluating a story and telling someone that their story is in the “normal” range for marriages can be very helpful to a client. Telling a client that many people […]

Getting Divorced? Who is the Enemy?/Martin Rosenfeld

September 13, 2010

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Michael Goodwin, a syndicated columnist, once wrote a piece in which he accused President Obama of getting the teaching of President Teddy Roosevelt backwards. He accused him of being soft on dictators and international critics and having a “Big Stick” when it comes to domestic politics. Do bankers, for example, truly deserve more hostility than […]

What We Can Learn From Google/Martin Rosenfeld

September 13, 2010

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An article appeared in the New York Times on ways to optimize the use of Google in internet searches. One suggested use: Use Google to find out what time it is in any spot around the world. Surely a valuable tool in a global economy. In my musings, I pondered whether there is any method […]