Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2014«

Mediation and Words/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 21, 2014


Gary Harper’s recent article at makes some salient points. Mr. Harper uses the exhortation often aimed at children to “Use your words”. Half-communications, shrugs of the shoulders, etc. is not good enough. He thereby gives some good examples of how one can re-frame incoherent or inappropriate responses. Examples follow: -“Your opinion is ridiculous” can […]

Mediation and Positive Thinking/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 13, 2014


There is an apocryphal story about a minister’s son who was likewise planned to enter the clerical life. The son asked his father what quality he needed to be a successful clergyman. The father answered that one needed a gift of imagination. The son was confused and asked for clarification. The answer: “When you get […]

A Loss is a Loss/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 12, 2014


The Wall Street Journal, on February 25, 2014, featured an article on dealing with grief after a loss. The focus of the piece was on Becky Aikman’s book on loss of a spouse, entitled “Saturday Night Widows”. The book discusses a widows support group founded by Ms. Aikman in the aftermath of the loss of […]

Mediation and the Get/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 3, 2014


A recent post appeared by Attorney Morgan Leia Richardson at HuffPo regarding Mediation and the granting of a Get. The article is entitled “5 Ways That Divorce Mediation Can Help Resolve the Get Crisis”. While the article focuses on the Get, its message of the benefits of mediation is true for all situations. The five […]

Saying Goodbye to a Marriage/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 3, 2014


Family Lawyer Laura Wasser, uses the symbolism of flowers to explain how a marriage should not be ended. A client of Attorney Wasser’s responded to her doorbell. She was unaware that her spouse had decided to end the marriage but realized this upon opening the door to receive a divorce summons attached to a bouquet […]