Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2011«

Custody and Visitation-The Truth About Children and Divorce/M. Marcy Jones, Esq.

April 24, 2011

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If you are going through a divorce or even just thinking about it, and you’re wondering how this will affect your children, I have some good news for you: Your children do not have to be damaged by your divorce. It is possible to divorce and raise healthy, well-adjusted, and balanced children. I also have […]

Keys to Resolving Conflict/Martin Rosenfeld

April 22, 2011

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On http://www.mediate.com there is an article by Diana Mercer summarizing her findings on mediation. Her book is entitled “The 8 Keys to Resolving Family Conflict”. This article is succinct and of great importance. I would like to focus on one of Ms. Mercer’s theses: “Keep the conversation going:Life is a dialogue.” Very little is ever […]

Collaborate or Mediate?/Martin Rosenfeld

April 17, 2011

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A recent post on HuffPo cites 5 reasons for Collaborative Divorce. Included are factors of privacy and cost. All factors cited are germane to Divorce Mediation as well. Why therefore do I suggest mediation rather than Collaborative Divorce? One reason is that collaborative divorce is economical but Divorce Mediation is more so. And so on and […]

Children of Divorce and Longevity/Martin Rosenfeld

April 11, 2011

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Just when one would think they have seen every startling statistic about divorce, a new one is presented. As reported at Huffington Post, two psychologists, Howard Friedman and Leslie Martin have reported in a new book that children of divorce potentially have shorter life expectancies than do other children from intact marriages. The factors are […]

Budgets, Politics, and Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld

April 10, 2011

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The newspapers are replete with the analyses about winners and losers in the budget battle. The President won because he was seen as a bridge between the parties, but he lost because he was too passive. Republicans won because they cut significant money from the budget but they lost because they were seen as opposing […]

Collaborative Counsel and Collaborative Client/Laurie Israel, Esq.

April 10, 2011

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Collaborative law is a form of alternative dispute resolution for divorcing couples who prefer not to endure litigation, but desire vigorous legal representation. One of the first issues of concern for every potential Collaborative Law client is whether the attorney will serve as a strong advocate for that client. Often potential clients believe that everything […]

The Beth Din and the Toen/Martin Rosenfeld

April 1, 2011

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I receive questions on occasion regarding a Beth Din advocate, or a “Toen”. The question is whether or not in a Divorce-related Din Torah, it is a good idea to come with a Toen. Some parties advertise their availability to serve in such a capacity. They might be Talmudic scholars. Nevertheless, my answer to this […]