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Are You Ready For Divorce?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 27, 2014


The website,, focused on an article that appeared in 2008 and was well-received. The title of the article was :”Are You Ready For Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask”. This article, written by two non-attorneys, Bruce Derman and Wendy Gregson, raises a wide range of thoughtful points. There is one point I […]

Is Winning Everything?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 18, 2014


We are all taught to play to win. Does that hold true for negotiations? Not necessarily. 1. A negotiation that is based on an imbalance of power (e.g. one party had legal advice and one did not) may be overturned by the Court. Fairness is a consideration left to the courts. 2. A negotiation that […]

What is Divorce?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 6, 2014


(The following article appeared at shortly after the prior post was written. MR) On May 1, 2014, summarized the results of a study on divorce that concluded that divorce may be socially influenced (”New Study Says Divorce Can Be Contagious”). The theory runs something like this; the odds of a couple’s chances of divorce […]

The Contagion of Divorce?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 5, 2014


A recent article appeared in which the authors of a study theorized that divorce can be “contagious”. People hear of others who get divorced and then decide to do the same. The thought of divorce has been planted. There is much to say in favor of such a theory. However, I have another concern about […]

Listen More, Talk Less/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 1, 2014


In a recent article, the authors dispensed advice for incoming school administrators. This advice is good for non-educators as well. Before you make commitments, promises, predictions, etc., first listen. You need not have answers for everything. You learn by listening. Talk less and listen more. In a graduate course in education, I had a professor […]