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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 […]

A Child Views Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 31, 2014

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On August 28, 2014, the National Public Radio Station had a program that is part of its daily schedule known as “The Takeaway”. The following question was posed to its listeners: “If you could delete one memory from your life, what would it be?” One caller, who sounded as if here were in his 30’s […]

Divorce and Regret/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

August 22, 2014

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A study about divorce appeared in a British newspaper recently. It is found at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2727716/Is-going-separate-ways-really-good-idea-Astonishing-50-divorcees-regret-breaking-partner.html. It concludes that more than half of the couples surveyed had regrets about their divorce. A goodly number still had feelings that matters could have turned out differently. While it is difficult to derive much insight from studies that try […]

What is Divorce?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 6, 2014

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(The following article appeared at matzav.com shortly after the prior post was written. MR) On May 1, 2014, Matzav.com summarized the results of a study on divorce that concluded that divorce may be socially influenced (”New Study Says Divorce Can Be Contagious”). The theory runs something like this; the odds of a couple’s chances of divorce […]

Mediation and the Get/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 3, 2014

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A recent post appeared by Attorney Morgan Leia Richardson at HuffPo regarding Mediation and the granting of a Get. The article is entitled “5 Ways That Divorce Mediation Can Help Resolve the Get Crisis”. While the article focuses on the Get, its message of the benefits of mediation is true for all situations. The five […]

Saying Goodbye to a Marriage/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 3, 2014

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Family Lawyer Laura Wasser, uses the symbolism of flowers to explain how a marriage should not be ended. A client of Attorney Wasser’s responded to her doorbell. She was unaware that her spouse had decided to end the marriage but realized this upon opening the door to receive a divorce summons attached to a bouquet […]

Who Won?/Martin Rosenfeld

November 7, 2013

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I saw a comment about mediation that is powerful in its simplicity. In mediation there are no winners nor losers. Everybody enters into a contest with the hope that they will win. They often have no thought that they might lose. The mediation process allows for a safe transaction. You enter into it knowing you […]