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Focusing on the Positive/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

October 8, 2017

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Tevi Troy, a former HHS official, wrote an article for the WSL entitled “”In Hurricane Relief, 2 out of 3 Ain’t Good”. Mr. Troy discusses how it only takes one failure, such as Katrina, to mark a president’s tenure as unsuccessful. “(Y)ou can do a great job with weather disasters for four years, but the […]

Two Wise Men/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

September 10, 2017

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James Baker, a Republican, and Andrew Young, a Democrat, together wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal on the issue of identity politics and how it has divided Americans.  This section stands out prominently for what it tells us about disputer resolution principles: “Both of us have been at the center of heated disputes […]

Discussing Divorce With Children/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 26, 2017

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Donald T. Saposnek penned an article for mediate.com on the topic of “What Should We Tell the Children?”. Dr. Saposnek is a therapist and mediator, and has several cogent proposals about breaking the news of divorce  the children. Some of is thoughts follow: *Tell the children of the reason for the divorce. Avoid having the […]

That Which is Possible/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 5, 2017

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The New York Times, in a recent editorial, wrote this about the Trump Presidency: “… (P)olitics is not “The Art of the Deal,” but the art of the possible.” There is often not only one definitive solution to a particular problem. The parties themselves need to search for a solution which is consistent with their needs […]

Doing the Right thing/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 29, 2017

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The historic vote on the repeal of the Obamacare Program fell short by one vote. That vote is attributed to the surprise negative vote of Senator John McCain. Why did he decide to cast a negative vote? He explained that “It was the right thing to do.” There are times in life where our internal […]

What Did You Say?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 16, 2017

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There are times where we find a need to respond to a “vicious hit”. It may be in our role as mediator or in a role as one negotiating in a mediation session. How does one deal with abrasive comments? There is no easy answer, but it is done with patience, wisdom and a positive […]

The Little Things/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 2, 2017

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A California realtor was interviewed in the Wall Street Journal. His name is Sean Stanfield. He stated that he never relies on lockboxes to allow entry for the prospective buyer. “We always have a member present…It is the little things…that make the biggest difference.” What can make a difference in a mediation? It is hard […]