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Life After Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 29, 2019

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There is a news report that MacKenzie Bezos, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, is going to give half of her $37 billion (with a “b”) divorce settlement to charitable causes. And what was the reaction of her ex-spouse? “MacKenzie is going to be amazing and effective at philanthropy. Go get ’em MacKenzie.” Divorce is one of […]

Mediation and a Federal Bank/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 16, 2019

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There has been much discussion recently about the Federal Reserve Bank. Several suggested names were introduced as potential nominees to serve on the Board. In recent weeks, they have withdrawn their names for consideration. There are actually 12 Districts in the Federal Reserve system. One them is in Minneapolis. I recently came across an article […]

Coach For Co-Parenting/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 16, 2019

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The Murphy (Texas) Monitor has a modest print and digital circulation. However, on May 16, 2019, Joe Reavis featured a divorced mother of three, Kari Clemmer, in a true feel-good story. Ms. Clemmer has developed a workshop for co-parenting post-divorce (or separation). Though Texas law does not mandate attendance at such courses, Courts in Greater […]

The War on Truth/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 10, 2019

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Erick Erickson is a political columnist and editor of TheResurgent.com. Although his views are decidedly conservative, at times he seems to take aim at his own support group. The result often makes for engaging commentary. On May 10, 2019, Mr. Erickson wrote a commentary on recent controversies that trouble all moral individuals. The comments are […]

Mediating Sports Disputes/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 28, 2019

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The Supreme Court has dealt with three cases centering around arbitration clauses, during this term. Management often favors arbitration clauses as it is seen as delivering a quick and more predictable result than other means that are available. In arbitration,one or more third-party arbitrators issue a ruling that is usually binding. Often, in sports disputes, […]

Saying Farewell/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 28, 2019

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Chip Cutter wrote an article for the WSJ (April 11,2019) entitled “Bosses Seek a Kinder Way to Fire People”. Suzanne Gleason, a Director of Staffing for Global Employment Solutions, suggested that empathy is a key component of the termination process. “Help keep the integrity of the person intact.” Compassion for departing employees is of great […]

The Tool of Silence/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

April 7, 2019

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Phyllis Polack, a prolific writer on mediation, recently penned “Silence is Golden” at https://www.mediate.com/articles/pollack-silence-golden.cfm. The gist of this piece is that effective mediation requires the gift of listening. However, at times, a mediator may choose to resort to the use of silence. Pausing in silence, can be a powerful tool. As an example, think of […]