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Divorce and Facebook/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 30, 2015

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Will Facebook be carrying more news about people’s divorces? It will if the thoughts expressed at http://www.mediate.com/articles/HalemL14.cfm will prove prophetic. The article discuss a “Good Divorce” one that takes the needs of all parties to heart and is based on a Win-Win situation. The concepts expressed therein are not new to those who have a familiarity […]

Impact of Divorce on Children/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 20, 2015

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The May 25, 2015 edition of Time Magazine has an interview with Penelope Leach, a British author. Her recent book “When Parents Part” cites the fact that more than half of high school students do not have an intact family, with two parents. Ms. Leach concludes that in almost all situations the children are negatively […]

Five Reasons in Support of Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 15, 2015

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Many of us have seen the history of the world according to Mel Brooks. In one scene, Moses announces that he has brought the 15 Commandments. As soon as one tablet falls and shatters, Moses updates that announcement to the fact that he has 10 Commandments. Most lists consist of 10 bullet points in favor  or against X,Y or Z. After […]

A Mediation Agreement That is Not Yet Signed/ Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 10, 2015

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There are suggestions that mediation agreements contain a clause that such agreement is not valid until it is signed. This is an accurate depiction of the law. Any agreement meant to be in written form, cannot be binding without such a signature. What to do in the interim? There a few possibilities: 1. The parties […]

The Atom Bomb and Transparency/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 2, 2015

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A book entitled “Democracy in the Dark” has been authored by Attorney Frederic Schwarz, Jr. Mr. Schwarz gives an example of how secrecy can often work against the interests of society. The dropping of the Atomic Bomb over Japan was carried out by the US, under President Truman, after a period of great secrecy. many […]