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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 […]

Divorce and Nesting/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 26, 2013

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The Boston Globe recently had an article entitled “Separated but living under one roof–for now” penned by Karen Baskin. The discussion centered around a new phenomenon known as “nesting”. Nesting refers to the sharing of a residence by newly divorced couples who wish to maintain a joint residence for the sake of their children. The […]

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: A Get is Not a Weapon/Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran

December 3, 2013

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(The following article by Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran appeared on the sites of Arutz7 and Voz Iz Neias.  It is written with both eloquence and sensitivity and is a frank, first-person  discussion of the role of a Get in the dissolution process. MR)   Breaking up is hard to do, but we must not have […]

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 […]

The Way We Divorce in America/Martin Rosenfeld

October 15, 2013

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The following discussion is an excerpt from an upcoming op/ed piece in the aftermath of the news about rabbis and coerced divorces: The legal system of our country is a source of great pride. Yet some aspects of the system are not working well. Divorce courts today allow for divorces to be processed, but not […]