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The Cost of Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld

February 16, 2011

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An article on the economies of divorce was recently penned by Kathy Kristof. Ms. Kristof cites a study of a Divorce Attorney, Mark Baer, who found that married couples have more assets than do individuals only so long as they are married. Upon divorce, there is an economic equality between that same couple and the […]

When Communication Fails/Martin Rosenfeld

February 14, 2011

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There is an interesting account on mediate.com by a Mediator, Alex Yaroslavsky. His article is entitled “The Value of Language”. In this article, Mr. Yaroslavsky tells how a misunderstanding about the word “value” almost led to an aborted mediation,. However, the session was “saved” when the mediator asked why this term was considered inappropriate by […]

Allies and Enemies/Martin Rosenfeld

February 6, 2011

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Max Fisher wrote a piece for the Atlantic Monthly website entitled “What if Mubarak Holds On?”. Mr. Fisher concludes that there might well be a shift in Egyptian policy in such an eventuality that is less benign and loyal to past foreign alliances. This would be due to the fact that the United States unwittingly […]

Children and Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld

February 6, 2011

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Many articles are in print on the topic if the effect of divorce on children. However, it is still true that a “picture can be worth 1000 words”. In the recent Divorce section, found at the Huffington Post site, there is a feature entitled “Kids Draw Their Parents’ Splits”. If you are divorcing, and wondering […]

The U.S., Mubarak, and Divorce Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld

February 1, 2011

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News Item: US declares Pres. Mobarak must remove the state of emergency rule. News Item: This rule was imposed in 1981. Sometimes we learn of the harm made by decisions we have made, only years later. We do not know the future and hence we are often shielded from reality, until it finally hits. It […]