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Are You Cool Enough?/Sharon Oberst DeFala, Esq.

January 21, 2013

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Why do most states have a mandatory lag time between when you decide you want a divorce, and when the court is allowed to grant you a divorce?  Shouldn’t the fact that we are done being married to each other be a sufficient indication that we need a divorce?  I don’t remember a mandatory waiting […]

A Good Mediation Question/Martin Rosenfeld

January 14, 2013

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Dr. Kenneth Cloke, JD, has a recent article at mediate.com about 25 questions that are suitable for a conference on Pre-Nuptial Agreements. I will focus on one question that the author asserts is crucial for pre-marital and post-marital discussions. That question would be: “What is the one thing the other party can do or say […]

The Second Best Reason For Mediating Divorces/Martin Rosenfeld

January 7, 2013

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There are many reasons in favor of seeking to mediate a divorce process. The first reason is the need to protect and shield children from the trauma of protracted, and public, divorce battles. However, not every couple has children. Not every couple has children who are still living at home. The concern about children’s well-being […]