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A Mistake to Avoid in Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld

November 27, 2010

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The Huffington Post has added a section on divorce-related issues. In a recent blog piece, Nina Collins outlined 5 mistakes to avoid in negotiating a divorce. I will discuss one below, as it is better coming from a non-attorney. Ms. Collins reminds us of the following: “Lawyers are paid to go back and forth. No […]

The “Bee in Your Bonnet” Syndrome/Laurie Israel, Esq.

November 27, 2010

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As a divorce lawyer and mediator, my job is to sort through the wreckage of a marriage to help clients find a post-marriage equilibrium of safety, fairness, and a modicum of peace. I read the signs of the breakdown like reading tea-leaves. The clues are everywhere. The patterns I see repeat themselves over and over […]

Three Steps to Achieving a Better Divorce/M. Marcy Jones, Esq.

November 21, 2010

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You’ve heard it before – change your thinking, change your life. It’s true. Many of us don’t realize how much the way we think about things impacts the way our life goes. Sometimes just small tweaks in our thought processes can make big differences in the choices we make. These experiences are those wonderful “Ah-Ha!” […]

Mediation or Living in the Past/Martin Rosenfeld

November 21, 2010

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A recent article by Victor Davis Hanson makes the case for President Obama to drop the excuse for failed policies that “President Bush was the cause for this.” In a convincing portrayal, Mr. Hanson points out how President Bush, smile intact, is now selling books, attempting to rehabilitate his Presidency, while president Obama is forced […]

When a Marriage is Failing/Rabbi Reuven Bulka

November 21, 2010

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Seeking Help Who should be the outside intervener for the troubled couple? It could be any one of a number of types. It could be a Rabbi whom the couple trusts; one who knows the couple, or who was even involved in their marrying. It could be a Rabbi whom the couple do not know […]

When Divorce Means Re-Entering the Job Market/ Laurie Israel, Esq.

November 17, 2010

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In working with divorcing couples, reemployment of an “at-home” spouse is a recurring theme. This is usually (but not always) the wife, who needs to enter the job market after the divorce.1 1. Being afraid is reality-based and normal. Age discrimination (which starts about age 40) and gender discrimination are facts of life. No one […]

The Role of Apology in Civil Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld

November 7, 2010

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Divorce Mediation allows the divorcing couple one last, real chance to communicate about their marriage. An article was written this week, by Dina Haddad, Esq., and found at mediate.com on the role of apology in the divorce process. This article is well worth reading. Among the points made by Ms. Haddad is the concept that […]