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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 […]

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 […]

Focusing on the Positive/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

October 8, 2017

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Tevi Troy, a former HHS official, wrote an article for the WSL entitled “”In Hurricane Relief, 2 out of 3 Ain’t Good”. Mr. Troy discusses how it only takes one failure, such as Katrina, to mark a president’s tenure as unsuccessful. “(Y)ou can do a great job with weather disasters for four years, but the […]

Doing the Right thing/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 29, 2017

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The historic vote on the repeal of the Obamacare Program fell short by one vote. That vote is attributed to the surprise negative vote of Senator John McCain. Why did he decide to cast a negative vote? He explained that “It was the right thing to do.” There are times in life where our internal […]

Patience

February 19, 2017

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One of the strengths a mediator must possess is having the gift of patience. A solution that may not immediately be apparent, may well develop if the parties continue the dedicated work of talking, negotiating, and pursuing a proper solution to the question at hand. The mediator must be prepared to work in trying to […]

Wayne Dyer

February 5, 2017

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The late Dr. Wayne Dyer was a gifted therapist, speaker, and thinker. It is not surprising that he had a thought or two about conflict resolution. This is one such insight: “Conflict cannot survive without your participation.” The Talmud, the compendium of ancient rabbinic thought, opines that in any disputed matter that is presented to […]

A Mediation “Takeaway” From the Trump Victory/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 12, 2016

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Professor Clifford Orwin, a faculty member of the University of Toronto, recently analyzed the US election at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/still-stunned-at-trumps-win-its-all-in-the-numbers/article33289872/. In his conclusion, the author stated that the easy part for Mr. Trump was to run on an agenda of “divide and conquer”. Now comes the crucial challenge; i.e. can President-elect Trump bring the American people back together. […]