Browsing All Posts filed under »Dispute Resolution«

Points of Light/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 9, 2018

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Jon Meacham, historian, and biographer of President George H. W. Bush, had this to say at the memorial service for the late President, last week: “Abraham Lincoln’s ‘better angels of our nature’ and George H.W. Bush’s ‘thousand points of light’ are companion verses in America’s national hymn, for Lincoln and Bush both called on us […]

Is Money Everything?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 27, 2018

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The Reader’s Digest recently had this “quotable quote” from Divorce Lawyer Laura Wasser: “Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it provides more comfortable despair.” In a divorce negotiation, or any other scenario for that matter, does more money mean a better result for a client? My answer is “maybe”. Where a person needs support to maintain […]

Lying is Not the Way/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 26, 2018

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This snippet on the issue of Saudi Arabian responsibility for the death of a journalist appeared at Axios.com: Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff told Dana Bash on CNN’s “State of the Union”: “I have been briefed by the CIA. And while I cannot discuss the contents of the briefing in any way, I can say that […]

Arizona Civility/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 18, 2018

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If you go to:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcMT706MwnU you will see a woman and her dog in a living room. What makes the scene so fascinating is that the woman is Martha McSally of Arizona, and she is conceding her defeat for the Arizona Senate seat, to Kyrsten Sinema. The vote was a very close one and the race […]

Who We Are/Martin Rosefeld, JD

November 7, 2018

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Family Law litigator, Steven Kolodny, was recently interviewed by Family Lawyer Magazine. He was asked why he chose to practice Family Law. This was part of his response: “I chose family law because it is the only area of law that gives you the opportunity to make a positive difference in the future lives of […]

DIY Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 7, 2018

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DIY stands for “Do It Yourself”. Many couples in divorce situations cannot afford legal representation. Many articles appear in the topic of self-help, or DIY. This is an area in which mediators can be helpful and where legal practitioners cannot be. A DIY couple will not choose to seek out an attorney. Yet, they may […]

A Mediator and “Full-Service”/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 7, 2018

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A mediator is a professional who helps parties involved in disputes avoid reaching an impasse. But the Mediator may truly be able to impact on lives in ways not conveyed in a simple job-description. Because of her/his role of trust, a Mediator might find that there is a role to play in the following mental […]