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Mediation and Two Rooms/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 28, 2015


A colleague, Attorney William Donahue, recently wrote on a mediation where the parties could not be in the same room. The post appears at this link: The idea of having a mediation even where there is severe antagonism between the parties is not a new one. However, Attorney Donahue brings up an interesting point. […]

A Divorce Quote/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 20, 2015


I was looking at some quotes about divorce. Some are elevating, some are syrupy, and many are plain sad. Then there was this one by Margaret Trudeau: “It takes two to destroy a marriage.” If you are unsure if your spouse deserves the civility of a divorce via mediation and the path of Win-Win, ponder […]

Divorce, Civility and a New Idea/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 11, 2015


On New Year’s Day, USA Today ran a story on an attorney and entrepreneur named Michelle Crosby. Attorney Crosby appeared in Court 15 times as a child, during her parents’ divorce proceeding. She learned then how “broken” the divorce system happens to be. Her solution was the creation of a program for divorce called Wevorce […]

Divorce and the Best Interests of Children/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 6, 2015


Judith Wallerstein’s life work detailed how divorce had a negative impact on the involved children. But not all parents make the same mistake. A recent article by Tara Eisenhard discussed “3 Things My Parents Did Well”. The parents in question worked collaboratively, encouraged relationships with the “other parent” and allowed the children freedom to determine […]