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Under Attack/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 18, 2019

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There is an expression that in war the first casualty is truth. Nations often black out the news, distort the news, censor the news, etc so as to heighten the chances for victory. William Ury, mediator and author, has another take on a more benign attack. When a person is personally attacked, Ury maintains, s/he […]

Cognitive Dissonance/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 20, 2019

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An article by Professor Kathleen D. Vohs on cognitive dissonance appeared at WashPo on July 18, 2019. The question at hand was how was it possible for supporters of President Trump not to protest the comment that 4 Congresswomen go back to the places from which they came. To many, the racist intent of these […]

Bad Reasons to Choose Litigation Over Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 16, 2019

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America is known as a litigious country. While resorting to Court over mediation is costly and anguishing, many people choose this route. Here are some bad reasons for choosing the litigation option: *I CAN GET A BETTER DEAL IN COURT THAN I CAN THROUGH MEDIATION. Surely there are situations where your case is so strong […]

Coach For Co-Parenting/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 16, 2019

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The Murphy (Texas) Monitor has a modest print and digital circulation. However, on May 16, 2019, Joe Reavis featured a divorced mother of three, Kari Clemmer, in a true feel-good story. Ms. Clemmer has developed a workshop for co-parenting post-divorce (or separation). Though Texas law does not mandate attendance at such courses, Courts in Greater […]

The War on Truth/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 10, 2019

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Erick Erickson is a political columnist and editor of TheResurgent.com. Although his views are decidedly conservative, at times he seems to take aim at his own support group. The result often makes for engaging commentary. On May 10, 2019, Mr. Erickson wrote a commentary on recent controversies that trouble all moral individuals. The comments are […]

Divorced Parents and Children/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 3, 2019

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On April 3, 2019, Jennifer Wolf penned an article for verywellfamily.com entitled “Communication Tools for Co-Parents”. Ms. Wolf lists a number of apps that help improve the quality of communication for co-parents who are no longer married when they make decisions that concern their children. The issues might be scheduling concerns, sharing of expenses made […]

The Tool of Silence/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

April 7, 2019

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Phyllis Polack, a prolific writer on mediation, recently penned “Silence is Golden” at https://www.mediate.com/articles/pollack-silence-golden.cfm. The gist of this piece is that effective mediation requires the gift of listening. However, at times, a mediator may choose to resort to the use of silence. Pausing in silence, can be a powerful tool. As an example, think of […]