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Am I To Blame?/Martin Rosenfeld

November 18, 2011


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


There was a recent article at (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


“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 […]

Alternative Ways of Ending a Marriage/Martin Rosenfeld

November 5, 2011


This blog tries to show that divorce litigation is not an inevitability.  Other, more civil options, exist for termination of a marriage.  There are, conservatively speaking, thousands of articles available on this topic. One recent article, combines serious thought and humor, to underscore the message that hand-to-hand combat is not the only way to show […]

How to Get a Marriage to Fail/Martin Rosenfeld

November 3, 2011


A silly internet article appeared recently with a list of 10 problems that might arise in a marriage. It included such posts as “Bad Hair days”.  These articles are either written by fifth graders or are written for them.  Since people like lists here is my concise list of three ways to get your marriage […]