Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2011«

Why Should I Be the One to Change?/Michele Weiner-Davis

November 27, 2011

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(Ed Note: The most widely viewed post on this blog has been an article by Michele Weiner-Davis on the impact of divorce on children.  This article too will surely hit a chord with this blog’s readers. MR) You’re really mad at your partner. You’ve explained your point of view a million times. S/he never listens. […]

Please Listen to Little Yankie/Rabbi Yakov Horowitz

November 24, 2011

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This essay is dedicated in loving memory of my dear father, Reb Shlome ben Reb Yakov Moshe Horowitz, whose yahrtzeit is Rosh Chodesh Iyar. May the positive outcomes of the dissemination of this column be a zechus for his neshama.  In his classic poem, The Rainbow, William Wordsworth coined the phrase, “The child is father […]

The Finances of Divorce?/Martin Rosenfeld

November 23, 2011

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Mediators, whether attorneys or not, take a great deal of pride in their work.  The ability to work with a couple going through divorce, and helping them attain Win-Win is very great.  The ability to help the couple avoid the trauma of litigation and confrontation cannot be overstated.  Divorce Mediation is constructive and personalized.  These […]

Collaborative Divorce-Splitting Up But Staying Whole/M.Marcy Jones, Esq.

November 23, 2011

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Splitting up but staying whole . . . . Is that possible? With a conventional litigated divorce, it’s highly unlikely. Going to court and fighting over children and money brings out the worst in people. Collaborative divorce, though, is a new and different ball game. It allows people to go through the divorce process in […]

A Lesson From a Very Public Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld

November 20, 2011

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Dr. Jane Greer, writing for Huffington Post , tried to outline some insights gleaned from the short-lived Kardashian wedding. As she describes it, a number of her clients had begun to ask how soon one may acknowledge that her marriage is not meant to be.  The thoughts by Dr. Greer center about the difference between […]

How Not to Save Marriages/Martin Rosenfeld

November 20, 2011

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Recently, Vicki Larson wrote a blog for Huffington Post on “How Not to Save Your Marriage”.  There are still people who feel they can save a marriage by lavish gifts.  If a new home will save your marriage, it might be worth a try, but one needs to know that this bears a low probability […]

Divorce and Holidays/Martin Rosenfeld

November 20, 2011

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A recent blog by Cicily Janus gives advice about celebrating Holidays post-divorce. The article appears as a Top-10 list and it contains much wisdom. The top 3 pointers are listed here: 3. Do not use time with your family to badmouth your ex. Firstly, you too are an ex-spouse and you are indicting yourself as […]

Am I To Blame?/Martin Rosenfeld

November 18, 2011

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Jonah Goldberg wrote a humorous/contemplative piece about whether or not the average American is now to blame for America’s problems…along with George W. Bush, the Japanese tsunami, Wall Street, etc.,etc. This piece has a trenchant point to make. It is foolish to place the blame for failings on others. But this is what many do […]

The Limitations of Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld

November 17, 2011

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There was a recent article at mediate.com (an excellent source of mediation information) entitled “Mediation:Why Haven’t We Come Further?”.  Nine factors are outlined explaining why mediation has to face certain built-in brakes on its potential popularity with the general public.  I too often think of this question regarding the limited role of divorce mediation.  I […]

“Divorce Tourism” – American Style/Laurie Israel, Esq.

November 14, 2011

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“Divorce Tourism” is the invention of Vijesh Thakkar, owner of a Mumbai tour company, KV Tours and Travel.  After watching his best friend’s marriage disintegrate, Thakkar wondered if he could help other married couples heading for divorce. With this impetus in mind, he launched “divorce tourism” packages in 2009 to help couples who are heading towards […]