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Divorce and Letting Go/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 23, 2015


In a divorce process, the hurts and disappointments have been exposed for some time. The desire to seek to exact a price is often there. The process of mediation is curative in that it allows the parties the chance to discover how they can let go of these feelings and simply go about planning for […]

Negotiating in Good Faith/ Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 21, 2015


How is this for a good quote, by Henry Adams,  about dealing in good faith? “No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.” A person who is not able to fully engage in a mediation, may be hampered by prior judgments, commitments, or experiences. […]

When Mediation Fails/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 14, 2015


An article recently appeared by Attorney Eric Solotoff on the topic of the benefits of mediation even when it leads to no resolution of the issues at hand. Most of the reasons listed for welcoming such a mediation deal with the following premise: Even if the mediation is unsuccessful, you may find out helpful information. […]

The Cost of Human Life/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 6, 2015


In law school, I was introduced to the economic model associated with the University of Chicago in assessing what one should pay in order to save a human life. If, for example, a safer piece of equipment will cost millions of dollars to produce, and will save 10 lives, is that cost an advisable one to assume? […]