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

July 4, 2015

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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

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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 […]

Divorce and the Best Interests of Children/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 6, 2015

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Judith Wallerstein’s life work detailed how divorce had a negative impact on the involved children. But not all parents make the same mistake. A recent article by Tara Eisenhard discussed “3 Things My Parents Did Well”. The parents in question worked collaboratively, encouraged relationships with the “other parent” and allowed the children freedom to determine […]

Divorce in 2015/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 30, 2014

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An article on divorce in 2015 appeared in a British journal entitled “Twelve Tips ForĀ  Healthy Divorce in 2015. It was authored by Elizabeth Saunders. I will outline the 6 points that were most worthy of contemplation, for those facing divorce in the New Year. 1. The need to try mediation is obviously always the […]

Do It Yourself Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 23, 2014

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A divorce mediator, Diana Danois, JD, just posted on HuffPo about divorce without an attorney’s services being enlisted. The obvious advantages are the legal fees that are saved and the non-confrontational aspect of such divorces. Ms. Danois poses an interesting question. People get married without enlisting an attorney (save for the possible use of a […]

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 […]

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 […]