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Isolating and Separating?Martin Rosenfeld,JD

June 14, 2020

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A post by Hadassah Fidler appeared at mediate.com (June 12, 2020)on the issue of “Separation in Isolation”. What advice can be given to couples who are contemplating divorce while simultaneously isolating under one roof, due to COVID-19? An Israeli psychologist, Dr. Yossi Shafer suggests that the couple focus on survival and not dwell on long-range […]

Collaborative Behavior/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 2, 2020

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I was in a classroom the other day, and I saw notes on the whiteboard about acting collaboratively. The first sentence read as follows: “Focus on the situation, issue or behavior, not the person.” A negotiation can get bogged down when people let their feelings for the other party dominate their thinking. In a collaborative […]

Divorce Selfies/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

September 7, 2019

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I just read about divorced couples taking a smiling selfie picture right after their divorce has become finalized. Though this has been around for a few years, I just caught wind of it last week. My reaction is that of Tevye in a Fiddler on the Roof with some modification: “Though it is no great […]

Cognitive Dissonance/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 20, 2019

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An article by Professor Kathleen D. Vohs on cognitive dissonance appeared at WashPo on July 18, 2019. The question at hand was how was it possible for supporters of President Trump not to protest the comment that 4 Congresswomen go back to the places from which they came. To many, the racist intent of these […]

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 […]

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 […]

Starting Anew/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

April 15, 2018

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Joann Lublin penned an article for the Wall Street Journal (April 12, 2018) on how top managers bounce back after being dismissed from a previous position. A study by G. H. Smart & Co. found that nearly 25% of current executives had been dismissed at least one time. It has been theorized that people who […]

Mediation Counters Our “Worst Angels”/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 18, 2018

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Divorce Attorney Laura Wasser wrote an article in the current issue of Town and Country Magazine entitled “What Happens When Divorce Turns Into a Quest For Revenge?”. The article outlines some of the more outlandish behavior Attorney Wasser has seen in divorce actions. As she informs the reader, she advises her clients of the pitfalls […]

Mediation in the U.K.

February 11, 2018

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I came across an article about an English mediator that first appeared in 2012. It can be found at http://www.theguardian.com/money-march/09/2012/working-life-divorce-mediator. In the article an attorney explains why he spurned a career of litigation for one in mediation. The attorney/mediator, Neal Robinson, said the following to explain the draw of mediation: “It’s all about the balance […]

Advice From an Attorney-Mediator/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 2, 2018

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Jo Edwards is a British attorney and mediator. Her work can be found at http://www.ITV.com. Ms. Edwards has advice for all who are confronting an upcoming divorce: *Do not rush the process. The divorce is a legal transaction. The decisions to be made will have impact for much of your future life. Do not feel […]