Browsing All Posts filed under »Divorce and Beth Din«

Mediation Abroad/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 21, 2016

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This article appeared in yeshivaworld.com (It appears in its entirety.) “Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has set new regulations in place that she believes will assist in adjudicating or preventing a divorce, compelling couples to attend mediation sessions prior to appearing before a beis din or secular court. She believes that if a couple is compelled […]

Israel: Divorce Mediation Law/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 3, 2016

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The Israeli legal system has just mandated mediation prior to the granting of divorce. The advantages and disadvantages of such legislation can  be found in the Jerusalem Post. See http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Mediation-and-the-law-443079

Remember Mark Sanford?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

September 27, 2014

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Mark Sanford, a former South Carolina Governor, and now US Representative, has agreed to enter into mediation for divorce-related issues with his ex-wife, Jenny. Mr. Sanford took off from his Governor duties, years ago, to meet with his then paramour. The divorce was messy and public. While the idea of mediation is always a good […]

A Lesson From Social Media/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

September 14, 2014

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Allison Lichter wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal on 8/6/14 regarding Social Media “manners”. For example, some people preach to the choir while others wish to start passionate debate. One suggestion for dealing comfortably with discussions on the Social Media on controversial topics is described by Professor Ethan Kross of U. of Michigan. […]

Divorce:What You Want;What You need/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

September 14, 2014

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There was a recent article about a power couple in the DC area, Heather and Tony Podesta, who concluded their divorce proceedings. The wife had wanted the 3.9 million dollar marital home and she did not get it. She wanted a European home in Venice and was likewise denied this award. But don’t worry for […]

Defining Success in Mediations/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

September 11, 2014

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A mediator and trainer, Katherine Graham, recently penned an article at mediate.com on “What’s a ‘Successful’ Mediation?”. Some of Ms. Graham’s points will be outlined here: THE PARTIES ENGAGED WITH THE PROCESS In successful mediations, parties communicate. They speak and they listen. Successful mediations are marked by honesty and respect. Parties who have adverse interests […]

Divorce and Regret/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

August 22, 2014

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A study about divorce appeared in a British newspaper recently. It is found at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2727716/Is-going-separate-ways-really-good-idea-Astonishing-50-divorcees-regret-breaking-partner.html. It concludes that more than half of the couples surveyed had regrets about their divorce. A goodly number still had feelings that matters could have turned out differently. While it is difficult to derive much insight from studies that try […]

When It’s Time to Move On/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 2, 2014

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A Florida attorney, Cindy Bishop, recently wrote a short piece on 5 mediation “secrets” at http://www.floridatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/07/28/edge-five-mediation-secrets-can-change-life/13305671/. The secret that is most interesting to me, as a reader, is the idea that when a mediation ends it is time to “move on”. The need for closure is great with parties engaged in litigation. A trial will […]

Mediation and Creativity/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 14, 2014

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An article about mediation in the Buffalo, NY area recently appeared at http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/blog/buffalo-law-journal/2014/06/mediation-on-rise-in-matrimonial-cases.html. The thought that was expressed was that mediators often choices and not laws or mandates from “up high”. The gist of the article contains the truisms about the speed of mediated divorce and the lower cost. But note the emphasis on the […]

A Senator is Remembered/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 29, 2014

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Howard Baker, a former Republican Senator, Majority Leader, and White House Chief of Staff ┬árecently passed away. A colleague of his in the Senate, Robert Dole remembered him this way: “Howard has left a lasting imprint on civility in politics.” It is comforting for surviving family and friends to know that Senator Baker is remembered […]