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A Child Views Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 31, 2014

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On August 28, 2014, the National Public Radio Station had a program that is part of its daily schedule known as “The Takeaway”. The following question was posed to its listeners: “If you could delete one memory from your life, what would it be?” One caller, who sounded as if here were in his 30’s […]

Divorce and Regret/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

August 22, 2014

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A study about divorce appeared in a British newspaper recently. It is found at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2727716/Is-going-separate-ways-really-good-idea-Astonishing-50-divorcees-regret-breaking-partner.html. It concludes that more than half of the couples surveyed had regrets about their divorce. A goodly number still had feelings that matters could have turned out differently. While it is difficult to derive much insight from studies that try […]

Egypt and Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 11, 2014

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Egypt has volunteered to act as a mediator in the battle between Israel and Hamas. What has Egypt done so far? It has tried and failed to get a process begun. Yet we continue to read about Egypt and a possible role. Why is that? The message here is that mediation, unlike litigation/confrontation brings hope. […]

Divorce: When Children Become Hostages/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 3, 2014

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Mark Sanford, former Governor of SC, and current US Representative was ordered by a judge to enter into mediation with his ex-wife Jenny. His divorce is complete, but the court has been asked to review the trust fund that was to have been set up for 2 of their children. The two parents had agreed […]

When It’s Time to Move On/ Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 3, 2014

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A Florida attorney, Cindy Bishop, recently wrote a short piece on 5 mediation “secrets” at http://www.floridatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/07/28/edge-five-mediation-secrets-can-change-life/13305671/. The secret that is most interesting to me, as a reader, is the idea that when a mediation ends it is time to “move on”. The need for closure is great with parties engaged in litigation. A trial will […]

When It’s Time to Move On/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 2, 2014

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A Florida attorney, Cindy Bishop, recently wrote a short piece on 5 mediation “secrets” at http://www.floridatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/07/28/edge-five-mediation-secrets-can-change-life/13305671/. The secret that is most interesting to me, as a reader, is the idea that when a mediation ends it is time to “move on”. The need for closure is great with parties engaged in litigation. A trial will […]