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Divorce and Money/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 30, 2015


There are persistent rumors that the Hollywood marriage of Football star Tom Brady, and his model wife, Gisele Budchen, is heading to divorce. One explanation that was offered is that there is a financial disparity in earning power. The Budchen worth is $340 million while the Brady wealth weighs in at a “paltry” $120 million. […]

The Art of Listening/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 29, 2015


There is one quality that the mediator and the parties to the mediation need to share. It is the art of listening. It is difficult to proceed with any negotiation if a party has the feeling that they are not being listened to. ┬áIn a recent post at, Mediator Nancy Foster, JD wrote on […]

Getting the Last Word/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 16, 2015


For football fans of the NY Jets, last week was a frustrating one. The starting quarterback, Gino Smith, was the victim of a surprise punch (in the locker room) that broke his jaw. He will likely miss half of the season. The punch was thrown by teammate Ike Enemkpali. He was immediately released from the […]

Desert Storm and Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 8, 2015


Richard Haass recently wrote an article about Desert Storm and what it taught us. He stated that that war, unlike subsequent wars in the new century, taught us the importance of having modest goals. In desert storm the invasion of Iraq was aimed at stopping that nation’s aggression. We had the good sense to limit […]