Browsing All Posts published on »December, 2011«

How Do I Act Post-Divorce?/Martin Rosenfeld

December 26, 2011


A recent blog appeared on the HuffingtonPost website by Amy Chan, entitled “Unhappily Ever After”. There were parts of the article that I found to be too syrupy and yet other portions were right on target. Ms. Chan deals with how a party should conduct themself post-divorce. In the first half of her post (the […]

Occupy Wall Street and Your Divorce negotiation/Martin Rosenfeld

December 25, 2011


If 2011 was the Year of the Protester, then much credit must go to the Occupy Wall Street Movement. What did the Movement accomplish? In my opinion, not really anything. However, it did prove the old maxim that if you don’t know where you are going, all roads will take you there. A person involved […]

Take Care of Yourself During Your Divorce/Dr. Mark Banschick

December 21, 2011


Regardless of where someone may be in their lives, they are always going to be juggling many priorities and have many airplanes in the air. We care about, have a relationship with and are somehow connected to many different people and things in our lives. However, any therapist will tell you that each of these […]

Divorce and Teens:To Medicate or Not To Medicate/Dr. Mark Banschick

December 13, 2011


Teenagers are rarely easy. Normal adolescents, bless their hearts, can be moody, demanding, self centered and otherwise preoccupied at the expense of their studies or the family. When things go wrong, it can be rocky going. Depression, eating disorders, oppositional behavior and drug use are just some of the quagmires lying in the way of healthy adolescent development. Treatment […]

Staying Out of Court/Martin Rosenfeld

December 11, 2011


One of the regular contributors to this blog, Attorney M. Marcy Jones wrote a recent piece for Huffington Post, at the following link: She explains why litigation should be avoided in divorce proceedings. While she advocated for Divorce Mediation or Collaborative Divorce, her succinct summary of the deficiencies of litigation is well-stated. The five drawbacks […]

How to Maintain Balance During Your Divorce/Dr. Mark Banschick

December 8, 2011


By taking charge of your life, you’re more likely to be healthy and happy, and your kids will follow suit. I admit that this isn’t easy. But once you get started, you can begin a positive feedback loop—one that continues to yield returns. The better care you take of yourself, the more likely you will […]

How to Deal With Separation Anxiety/Dr. Mark Banschick

December 6, 2011


One of the biggest psychological stressors in an adult’s life is the breakup of an intimate relationship.  This and other traumatizing events can cause emotional distress in otherwise mentally healthy people and mental disorders in those who are more vulnerable biologically, psychologically or socially.  According to the Surgeon General, divorce is the quintessential example:  […]

When Divorce Means Re-Entering the Job Market/Laurie Israel,Esq.

December 4, 2011


In working with divorcing couples, reemployment of an “at-home” spouse is a recurring theme. This is usually (but not always) the wife, who needs to enter the job market after the divorce. An analysis of the finances of a divorce case generally leads to the stark truth that the family unit (now divided into two […]