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Post-Divorce Financial Considerations/Rabbi Reuven Bulka

November 7, 2010

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Both husband and wife, as they untangle, and wrestle with the complicated matter of financial arrangements, should disavow, to their own selves, any thought of making a killing on the deal, or really “sticking it” to the other. Each has the obligation to do the right thing for the other, at the same time as […]

Intensity Gap/Martin Rosenfeld

October 31, 2010

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The debate on Health Care has led to interesting polling. While the country is virtually split on its support of a new Health Care program, those who are opposed are “strongly opposed” and those who are in favor are not passionate about their support. This is a statistical gap many call an “intensity gap”. Often […]

Out of the Mouths of Babes ….. Top 10 List of Do’s and Don’ts for Parents Going Through Divorce/M. Marcy Jones

October 31, 2010

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(Editor’s Note: This blog has a definite prediliction towards seeking civil solutions for the issues that arise in a divorce. Mediation is something that is viewed with much favor in such situations. I have seen some of the work of a mediator, Marcy Jones, and have been favorably impressed. This article is a fine model […]

Divorce and Custody/Rabbi Reuven Bulka

October 27, 2010

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Insofar as the issue of rights in the matter of custody is concerned, it should be noted that within the Judaic ethical sphere, rights do not come into question. We speak in Jewish ethics of responsibilities that one has to one’s self, to others within society, and to G‑d. The fundamental principles of Judaic ethics […]

Deciding Whether to Divorce or Save Your Marriage

October 18, 2010

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Published with permission from Marital Mediation, adapted from the article How to Save Your Marriage. (“http://maritalmediation.com/2010/07/deciding-whether-to-divorce-or-save-your-marriage/”>Marital Mediation</a>) One of the most interesting and fulfilling parts of my law practice is to assist people who are contemplating divorce or in the midst of divorcing. I consider this work in helping people though a very significant transition […]

“Not Like My Parents”/E.T.M.

October 17, 2010

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Editor’s Note: The following first-person account is both honest and poignant. It appears as written. The author, for obvious reasons, wishes to remain anonymous. We thank the author for sharing these insightful comments. MR The hardest decision I ever had to make was to finally go through with my divorce. My marriage had been dead […]

The Aftermath of Divorce/Rabbi Dr. Reuven Bulka

October 13, 2010

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This is the fundamental principle of the aftermath protocol; that there is an ongoing connection between husband and wife, even without the presence of children. This is a connection which places upon the divorcing husband primarily, the obligation to at all times have compassion for his ex-wife, and to assure that she never sinks into […]