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Einstein & Win-Win/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 28, 2020

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The successful author, Stephen Covey, wrote a book that illustrates the principle of Win-Win. The title of the work is “The 3rd Alternative: Solving Life’s Most Difficult Problems”. The advice found in that work is simple: “Win-Win is a belief in the Third Alternative. It’s not your way or my way, it’s a better way.” […]

When Courts Are Closed/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 28, 2020

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Many states have closed their Court systems for cases that are not of an emergency-matter. While this creates difficulties for many parties, the viable option of mediation is still very much a reasonable go-to process. Mediations can be done on-line, by phone, or in person, if proper health precautions are observed. Going to court to […]

Collaborative Behavior/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 2, 2020

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I was in a classroom the other day, and I saw notes on the whiteboard about acting collaboratively. The first sentence read as follows: “Focus on the situation, issue or behavior, not the person.” A negotiation can get bogged down when people let their feelings for the other party dominate their thinking. In a collaborative […]

Effective Mediating/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 1, 2020

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Dan Simon, a mediator who both practices and teaches, wrote for mediate.com in February 2020 on the concept of parenting by “looking away”. Sometimes a parent has to simply count on the ability of their children to make wise and constructive decisions on their own. Mr. Simon has a wonderful, if not laconic, sentence about […]

Brainstorming/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 16, 2020

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In a mediation there can come a time when the parties seem unable to come up with new and untried options. This is a good time to try to brainstorm. We have rules for everything, and brainstorming is no exception. Brainstorming can be effective, and there is no need to take up too much time […]

The Attorney Role in Mediations/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 16, 2020

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Attorney Tye Bourdony penned an article for the February 2020 issue of mediate.com. (“Do I Need to Have a Divorce/Family Attorney Before Beginning My Divorce”). In the article, Mr. Bourdony describes two types of divorcing couples; those who are “at war” and those who can work towards an amicable divorce agreement. He then suggests that […]

Online Dispute Resolution in Ohio (cont’d)/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 16, 2020

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A blog was published here on February 11, 2019 on the ODR program in Ohio. This program allows the parties in a dispute to utilize resources established by the court in a virtual setting. Recently, feedback was published from participants in this program. 91% of the participants stated that they would recommend this program to […]