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Intensity Gap/Martin Rosenfeld

October 31, 2010

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The debate on Health Care has led to interesting polling. While the country is virtually split on its support of a new Health Care program, those who are opposed are “strongly opposed” and those who are in favor are not passionate about their support. This is a statistical gap many call an “intensity gap”. Often […]

Top 10 Tips for Parents/M. Marcy Jones,Esq.

October 31, 2010

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Here’s a list of my Top Ten Tips to help you be the best parent possible during your divorce and after it’s all said and done. Many parents worry that their children will be forever screwed up because they are divorcing. Well, to be honest with you, I have seen this happen, and it is […]

Out of the Mouths of Babes ….. Top 10 List of Do’s and Don’ts for Parents Going Through Divorce/M. Marcy Jones

October 31, 2010

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(Editor’s Note: This blog has a definite prediliction towards seeking civil solutions for the issues that arise in a divorce. Mediation is something that is viewed with much favor in such situations. I have seen some of the work of a mediator, Marcy Jones, and have been favorably impressed. This article is a fine model […]

Divorce and Children/Martin Rosenfeld

October 28, 2010

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At the begining of Parshat Chaye Sarah, we read that when Abraham was elderly he was blessed with “everything”. Rashi questions the meaning of “everything”. What was the nature of Abraham’s blessing. The answer offered by Rasi is that Abraham had a son. (Another interpretation is that he had a daughter.) A question posed on […]

Divorce and Custody/Rabbi Reuven Bulka

October 27, 2010

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Insofar as the issue of rights in the matter of custody is concerned, it should be noted that within the Judaic ethical sphere, rights do not come into question. We speak in Jewish ethics of responsibilities that one has to one’s self, to others within society, and to G‑d. The fundamental principles of Judaic ethics […]

Deciding Whether to Divorce or Save Your Marriage

October 18, 2010

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Published with permission from Marital Mediation, adapted from the article How to Save Your Marriage. (“http://maritalmediation.com/2010/07/deciding-whether-to-divorce-or-save-your-marriage/”>Marital Mediation</a>) One of the most interesting and fulfilling parts of my law practice is to assist people who are contemplating divorce or in the midst of divorcing. I consider this work in helping people though a very significant transition […]

“Not Like My Parents”/E.T.M.

October 17, 2010

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Editor’s Note: The following first-person account is both honest and poignant. It appears as written. The author, for obvious reasons, wishes to remain anonymous. We thank the author for sharing these insightful comments. MR The hardest decision I ever had to make was to finally go through with my divorce. My marriage had been dead […]

The Aftermath of Divorce/Rabbi Dr. Reuven Bulka

October 13, 2010

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This is the fundamental principle of the aftermath protocol; that there is an ongoing connection between husband and wife, even without the presence of children. This is a connection which places upon the divorcing husband primarily, the obligation to at all times have compassion for his ex-wife, and to assure that she never sinks into […]

To Be or Not To be…a Bully/Martin Rosenfeld

October 11, 2010

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A spate of articles and book reviews have appeared of late on the topic of bullying. Bullying begins, we are told, at an early age, and affects girls as well as boys. The behavior is believed to start early and it can have devastating effects. There is nothing positive that can be said for this […]

Divorce Negotiations and Keeping Life Balanced/Martin Rosenfeld

October 5, 2010

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A recent health column penned by Tara Parker-Pope informs us that happy people articulate many more substantive thoughts than do people who report not being happy. “Don’t worry, be happy” may not actually be valid advice. Happy people conduct conversations that are more weighty than do their more dour counterparts. What does this mean for […]