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Who We Are/Martin Rosefeld, JD

November 7, 2018

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Family Law litigator, Steven Kolodny, was recently interviewed by Family Lawyer Magazine. He was asked why he chose to practice Family Law. This was part of his response: “I chose family law because it is the only area of law that gives you the opportunity to make a positive difference in the future lives of […]

DIY Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 7, 2018

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DIY stands for “Do It Yourself”. Many couples in divorce situations cannot afford legal representation. Many articles appear in the topic of self-help, or DIY. This is an area in which mediators can be helpful and where legal practitioners cannot be. A DIY couple will not choose to seek out an attorney. Yet, they may […]

A Mediator and “Full-Service”/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 7, 2018

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A mediator is a professional who helps parties involved in disputes avoid reaching an impasse. But the Mediator may truly be able to impact on lives in ways not conveyed in a simple job-description. Because of her/his role of trust, a Mediator might find that there is a role to play in the following mental […]

The Many Faces Of …/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

September 26, 2018

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In the September 25, 2018 New York Times, Frank Bruni wrote about “The Many Faces of Brett Kavanaugh”. Was he a gentleman as some say, or a drunken predator, as others charge? Mr. Bruni’s tentative answer is that might it not be possible that he was both, but at different times or in different situations? […]

Peter Drucker/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

July 19, 2018

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Peter Drucker is known for lifelong contributions to management theory. It seems, however, that he may have been on to mediation theory well before the learning curve, as well. Any mediator can attest to the truism that underlies the following two Drucker quotes: “The effective decision-maker does not start out with the assumption that one […]

Addendum to Prior Post

June 24, 2018

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In a follow-up to the comments by President Trump that were dismissive of Rep. Sanford, divorced in the prior post, the Washington Post tried to elicit comments by colleagues of Rep. Sanford. This was the reaction of one politico who was present when the comments were made: ” ‘It was a couple days long enough […]

Truth-Telling/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 27, 2018

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The media has been replete with discussions on the President and lying. How often does he lie, when does he lie, does he know he is lying, etc. One recent piece divided lies into three disparate categories. Who knew lying was worthy of such analysis? In the context of civil dialogue such as mediation process, […]