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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 For  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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

When It’s Time to Move On/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 2, 2014

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A Florida attorney, Cindy Bishop, recently wrote a short piece on 5 mediation “secrets” at http://www.floridatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/07/28/edge-five-mediation-secrets-can-change-life/13305671/. The secret that is most interesting to me, as a reader, is the idea that when a mediation ends it is time to “move on”. The need for closure is great with parties engaged in litigation. A trial will […]

Are You Ready For Divorce?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 27, 2014

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The website, mediate.com, focused on an article that appeared in 2008 and was well-received. The title of the article was :”Are You Ready For Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask”. This article, written by two non-attorneys, Bruce Derman and Wendy Gregson, raises a wide range of thoughtful points. There is one point I […]

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 […]