Browsing All Posts filed under »Divorce and Children«

Children of Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 14, 2019

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Dr. Lynnn C. Halem wrote on the topic of children in divorce (“Children First in Your Divorce) in the June 2019 edition of mediation.com. Her thoughts focus on “best interests of children”. All parents say they want this, but how to accomplish the task? Some pointers: *Kids need to know that their parents truly care […]

The Awful Parent/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 6, 2019

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On June 4, 2019, Clare Ansberry wrote an article for WSJ about the screaming parent who ruins Little League games by his/her obnoxious demeanor at a child’s e.g. baseball game. What does this parent do? “[Kids} hate the nonverbal stuff. They don’t want them (i.e. parents) to act up. And if they do, kids see […]

Coach For Co-Parenting/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 16, 2019

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The Murphy (Texas) Monitor has a modest print and digital circulation. However, on May 16, 2019, Joe Reavis featured a divorced mother of three, Kari Clemmer, in a true feel-good story. Ms. Clemmer has developed a workshop for co-parenting post-divorce (or separation). Though Texas law does not mandate attendance at such courses, Courts in Greater […]

Divorced Parents and Children/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 3, 2019

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On April 3, 2019, Jennifer Wolf penned an article for verywellfamily.com entitled “Communication Tools for Co-Parents”. Ms. Wolf lists a number of apps that help improve the quality of communication for co-parents who are no longer married when they make decisions that concern their children. The issues might be scheduling concerns, sharing of expenses made […]

Custody Battles/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 30, 2017

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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

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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

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Donald T. Saposnek penned an article for mediate.com 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 ┬áthe children. Some of is thoughts follow: *Tell the children of the reason for the divorce. Avoid having the […]