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Advice From an Attorney-Mediator/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 2, 2018


Jo Edwards is a British attorney and mediator. Her work can be found at Ms. Edwards has advice for all who are confronting an upcoming divorce: *Do not rush the process. The divorce is a legal transaction. The decisions to be made will have impact for much of your future life. Do not feel […]

Divorce and the New Year/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 16, 2017


It is maintained that internet searches for the word “divorce” go up dramatically in the month of December. Why is it true that divorces are more prevalent in January than at other times? Some of the explanations include the following: *The initiating party for divorce wanted one last stress-free Holiday season with the family. *Financial […]

Apologies/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 22, 2017


Marjorie Ingall has an article on apologies at She presents her point of view very briefly in the following manner: “A good apology means laying yourself bare. It means putting yourself in the other person’s position, giving her what she wants and needs. In short, it’s not about you.” We are all familiar with […]

Picking Your Battles/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 12, 2017


It takes two (or more) to get into a dispute. It is easy to lay the blame for the disagreement on the doorstep of the other party. Jacqueline Whitmore, an etiquette expert, cites 15 ways in which one can pick their battles wisely. Three of these suggestions, that center about the issue or personal accountability, […]

Trust Your Gut/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 19, 2017


Deborah E. Lipstadt is an historian who has written much about the fact that there are still Holocaust deniers who disseminate their contorted views on the Holocaust period. In a recent article found at Esquire.Com, Jerad W. Alexander wrote a piece after interviewing Professor Lipstadt, entitled “A Holocaust Historian Explains Why People Believe Trump’s Lies”. […]

A Short Olympic Post/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 17, 2016


The Olympics have had their share of stories that fall short of what we expect from a world event. But one moment will long be remembered. In a collision of two Olympic sprinters, Nikki Hamblin from New Zealand and American runner, Abbey D’Agostino fell to the ground in a tangled heap. Runners passed them by […]

Winning Isn’t Everything/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 31, 2016


In any negotiation a party has a choice between winning on every possible issue or getting to a fair agreement with the other side. The late Coach, Vince Lombardi, once said “Winning isn’t the best thing, it is the only thing.” But is winning in a negotiation truly the only thing? Consider the following: *If […]