Browsing All Posts filed under »Divorce and Children«

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  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

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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 […]