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Your Parents Were Right:Don’t Whine/Martin Rosenfeld

May 31, 2011

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Howard Kurtz on The Daily Beast wrote a whimsical op-ed piece excoriating those politicians who began the makings of a Presidential run only to later wimp out. They wanted more family time, more privacy, etc. As Mr. Kurtz reminds us, the Presidency is a rather cool job. Among its perks are a mansion with a […]

Divorce Lawyers/M. Marcy Jones, Esq.

May 29, 2011

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Lately I’ve had a number of cases that have me thinking, once again, about the role of lawyers in our society. There are so many lawyers out there who do a wonderful job of representing clients in challenging situations, and then there are so many lawyers out there who do their clients a tremendous disservice […]

Mediations and Chairs/Martin Rosenfeld

May 29, 2011

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A recent article by Jeff Thompson on mediate.com discussed a study that compared the results of two types of negotiation. In one the parties sat on hard chairs and in the other they had soft chairs. Softer chairs led to more productive negotiation. But you probably already guessed that conclusion. The article reminds us of […]

Children and Divorce: How Much Truth is Too Much?/ Dr. Mark Banschick

May 25, 2011

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Truth is a great value, but it is not the only value by which we live. When it comes to kids, their health and well-being trumps everything else. We bring them into the world fresh and innocent. Your children were probably born into an intact family. This is what they know – a solid, caring […]

Collaborative Divorce: Enrolling the Reluctant Spouse/M. Marcy Jones, Esq.

May 18, 2011

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This week a reader sent me an email and asked the following question: I’m interested in using the collaborative process for my divorce. The problem is, I can’t get my husband’s attention. He’s in total denial that this is happening, and just will not discuss it with me. I am so ready to move forward […]

Holocaust Memorial Day, NJ Chief Justice, and Your Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld

May 2, 2011

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I attended a Holocaust Memorial Day event in Clifton, NJ. One of the speakers on this program was NJ Chief Justice Stuart Rabner. Chief Justice Rabner is the son of Holocaust survivors and a proud Jew. Perhaps his greatest tribute came to the Chief Justice when he was nominated to be NJ Attorney General after […]