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Don’t Cheat Me/Martin Rosenfeld

August 25, 2012

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Do people have similar reactions to being “taken” by the other side in all types of negotiations? According to Phyllis Pollack, whose article “Don’t Take Advantage of Me” appears at http://www.mediate.com/articles/PollackPbl20120813.cfm the answer is “No”. The most offensive “taking” is when the other party benefits by their misdeed. If that party has “taken” but has not […]

Divorce and Depression/Martin Rosenfeld

August 20, 2012

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Any change in circumstances that is traumatic has the possibility of inducing a bout of depression. Divorce is one of the most unsettling events a person can possibly experience. A blog recently written by Cheryl Dillon, found at http://www.equitabledivorce.com, presents some interesting thoughts about how divorcing individuals can stave off the possibility of depression. Among […]

Fibbing in Negotiations/Martin Rosenfeld

August 17, 2012

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Paul Ryan accepted money for Wisconsin through the Obama stimulus package. Not much newsworthy there except for one thing: He first denied accepting such money. You lose credibility when you twist the facts to meet your own needs. In a negotiation, always be honest and straight-forward if you wish to be taken seriously. If you […]

Divorce Negotiations/Martin Rosenfeld

August 5, 2012

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Diana Mercer, Esq. recently posted a discussion on divorce negotiations at mediate.com. Her post was based on her book on divorce entitled “Making Divorce Work”. Some of Diana’s points follow: 1. In negotiations always begin with the “small stuff”. This allows negotiations to meet with early success and builds confidence in the process. The momentum […]

Collaborative Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld

August 5, 2012

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Collaborative divorce allows attorneys and parties to view the divorce process as something other than adversarial and confrontational. A recent post appeared on the web byJen Weigel entitled “Can Your Divorce Be Collaborative?”. Among other suggestions, Ms. Weigel has four positive suggestions. These apply to all those involved in divorce, whatever the process. The four […]