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Ownership Over a Dispute/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 19, 2017

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The Belfast Agreement of Northern Island was mediated by the former Senator George Mitchell in 1998. The peace that has reigned in that part of the world for nearly 20 years, was a tribute to the skill and negotiation acumen shown by Mr. Mitchell in his mediator role. One conversation, as narrated by Mr. Mitchell, […]

Boilerplate Divorce Agreements/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 29, 2017

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Boilerplate agreements are comprised of typical clauses that simply require an occasional fill-in or brief reference. A mediation client recently showed me such an agreement that a family lawyer had prepared for her. Once she agreed to its content, it would be shared with opposing counsel. Once signed by both parties, the divorce matter would […]

Would You Believe?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 6, 2017

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This appeared on twitter as tweeted by John Logan: CEO of the 1st company in the world to offer Marriage Insurance.Contact me if you’re interested in investing. http://www.divorceprobability.com.  Life is sufficiently complex that it is difficult to envision that a test can show the likelihood of marital viability. However, there are definite means of determining […]

What You Don’t Do/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 12, 2017

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Richard Haass is President of the Council on Foreign Relations. He often appears as a very insightful and well-informed “talking head” on the Morning Joe program. He was recently asked what the recent gassing on Syrian innocents can teach us about President Assad and past US policy. His statement can be paraphrased as follows: “We […]

How You Sound to Others/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 9, 2017

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A software startup, Civil, forces people who wish to comment on a discussion online, to first evaluate three other comments for their civil quality. The third comment subject to this evaluation is that of the reviewer herself. The reviewer is asked if they wish to modify their comment, which they often do. In this way, […]

How Not to Negotiate/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 25, 2017

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Joe Cunningham, of Redstate.Com wrote of the efforts of Steve Bannon to get the Republicans to vote for the American Health Care Act. Mr. Bannon reportedly walked into a room with the Freedom Caucus members present and announced: “This is not a debate. You have no choice but to vote for this bill.” The response […]

Apologies/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 22, 2017

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Marjorie Ingall has an article on apologies at realsimple.com/imsorry. She presents her point of view very briefly in the following manner: “A good apology means laying yourself bare. It means putting yourself in the other person’s position, giving her what she wants and needs. In short, it’s not about you.” We are all familiar with […]