Browsing All Posts filed under »Divorce and Children«

Custody Battles/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 30, 2017


A mediator/attorney whose thoughts have appeared in this blog is Marcy Jones, Esq. I came across an undated article of Mr. Jones’ entitled “Thinking About a Custody Battle? Think Again”. In the articles various reasons are outlined that argue for the parents working out an agreement for the custody of the children, rather than leaving […]

Mediating a Relocation Dispute/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

October 29, 2017


Not all disputes can be resolved by trying to find a middle ground. What can a mediator do when the custodial parent announced her/his intention to take the child to another state for economic, psychological. person reasons, etc? This situation calls for the parent such a plan to show great sensitivity to the other parent. […]

Discussing Divorce With Children/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 26, 2017


Donald T. Saposnek penned an article for on the topic of “What Should We Tell the Children?”. Dr. Saposnek is a therapist and mediator, and has several cogent proposals about breaking the news of divorce  the children. Some of is thoughts follow: *Tell the children of the reason for the divorce. Avoid having the […]

Mediation and the Three Commandments/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 23, 2016


One of the more widely-read of the posts I have written was the “Ten Commandments” of Mediation based on the writings of Attorney/Mediator/Author Marcy Jones. I will present an abbreviated version of this post. Think of it as the “Three Commandments” of Mediation: * If the marriage isn’t working, it is seldom just one person’s […]

A Lesson From “Anyone But Trump”/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 5, 2016


A recent trend is the “Anyone But Trump” movement. Recently, a Republican stalwart was asked if this feeling had dissipated since the rivals to Trump had been defeated. It was now inevitable that Mr. Trump would be the standard bearer for the Republicans. The response was “I still can’t vote for him. I owe it […]

A July 4th Speechline and Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 4, 2015


Dana Perino, currently a TV commentator, recently gave a talk on the meaning of July 4th, Ms. Perino said: “No matter how much we squabble, there are many, many more things that unite us than separate us.” The idea of a common goal can propel much positive energy. For those who divorce, and have children […]

Impact of Divorce on Children/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 20, 2015


The May 25, 2015 edition of Time Magazine has an interview with Penelope Leach, a British author. Her recent book “When Parents Part” cites the fact that more than half of high school students do not have an intact family, with two parents. Ms. Leach concludes that in almost all situations the children are negatively […]