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To Divorce or Not To Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 26, 2015

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A recent Dear Abby column had a divorce question. Wife  no longer desires a life with Husband. Should she stay in order to ensure that the children have two parents. Surely this is not a new type of question. The answer begins with the common wisdom. Is it truly in the children’s interest to have […]

Mediation Deportment/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 15, 2015

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Attorney Dick Price wrote a piece recently for mediate.com entitled “Considering Reconciling?” Attorney Price suggests behaviors that will go a long way in helping parties who might wish to reconcile in the future. The conciliatory behaviors are: 1. Don’t burn bridges. 2. Listen to the other party’s positions and needs. 3. Forgive 4. Admit mistakes. […]

Timing is Everything/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 12, 2015

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Melissa Levis wrote a post at HuffPo about divorce and its timing. Her piece is entitled “How to Know When Your Marriage is Really Over”. In point of fact, we can only make such a decision on the basis of emotion and intuition. There is no hard data that will help us form our opinion […]

Minnesota Confronts Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 5, 2015

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A recent post by Dan Simon, a noted mediator, contains the following discussion re Minnesota’s proposed law to transform how divorce is handled: “Doherty (a Minnesota family therapist   MR) says that, no matter how well-intentioned the lawyers, the assumption that judicial supervision is needed greatly increases the risk of destructive conflict arising. Doherty believes […]