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Divorce in 2015/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 30, 2014


An article on divorce in 2015 appeared in a British journal entitled “Twelve Tips ForĀ  Healthy Divorce in 2015. It was authored by Elizabeth Saunders. I will outline the 6 points that were most worthy of contemplation, for those facing divorce in the New Year. 1. The need to try mediation is obviously always the […]

2014 in review

December 29, 2014


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 25 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]

Do It Yourself Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 23, 2014


A divorce mediator, Diana Danois, JD, just posted on HuffPo about divorce without an attorney’s services being enlisted. The obvious advantages are the legal fees that are saved and the non-confrontational aspect of such divorces. Ms. Danois poses an interesting question. People get married without enlisting an attorney (save for the possible use of a […]

Mediation Lessons From a Former Music Professor/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 18, 2014


I just read an article about a Music Professor, Rebecca Oettinger, who became an attorney/mediator. Ms. Oettinger practices in Baraboo,Wisconsin. She turned towards mediation after concluding that the courtroom is no place for a family to attempt to resolve its differences. Why the interest in mediation? “I want to be a peacemaker.” The emphasis on […]

What is a Misunderstanding?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 12, 2014


I saw a comment in a mediation article that a misunderstanding is not someone’s fault. If not, what then is it? Perhaps a function of the mediator is to get the parties to see how mediation is meant precisely to deal with misunderstandings. Misunderstanding occurs when parties fail to communicate properly. A misunderstanding is more […]