Browsing All Posts filed under »Divorce and Beth Din«

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  recently 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 […]

Justice For the Agunah, The Bais Din, Shabbos, and He Who Would Withhold a Get/Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

June 7, 2014

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(This article is reprinted with permission by Rabbi Safran. It has appeared at matzav.com. MR) Not every marriage is successful. Despite our desire for each to be perfect, we know the truth is that there are hundreds of reasons a man and a woman, once joined in love and joy, should no longer remain together. […]

What is Divorce?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 6, 2014

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(The following article appeared at matzav.com shortly after the prior post was written. MR) On May 1, 2014, Matzav.com summarized the results of a study on divorce that concluded that divorce may be socially influenced (”New Study Says Divorce Can Be Contagious”). The theory runs something like this; the odds of a couple’s chances of divorce […]

Mediation and the Get/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 3, 2014

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A recent post appeared by Attorney Morgan Leia Richardson at HuffPo regarding Mediation and the granting of a Get. The article is entitled “5 Ways That Divorce Mediation Can Help Resolve the Get Crisis”. While the article focuses on the Get, its message of the benefits of mediation is true for all situations. The five […]

Saying Goodbye to a Marriage/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 3, 2014

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Family Lawyer Laura Wasser, uses the symbolism of flowers to explain how a marriage should not be ended. A client of Attorney Wasser’s responded to her doorbell. She was unaware that her spouse had decided to end the marriage but realized this upon opening the door to receive a divorce summons attached to a bouquet […]