Browsing All posts tagged under »Children after divorce«

Marriages Which Fail;People Who Don’t/Martin Rosenfeld.JD

September 7, 2015


I saw a comment on social media about the work of Debbie Ford, who has written about “Spiritual Divorce”. Ms. Ford has articulated that it is possible to attain healing in the aftermath of divorce by viewing the positive aspects of the relationship that has just ended. Ms. Ford emphasizes that even in failed relationships, […]

The Scarring of Children of Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 7, 2015


A prolific writer on divorce and its impact on children, Rosalind Sedacca, has posed an engaging question. Does divorce scar children or is it the divorcing parents who bring about the scarring? Ms. Sedacca suggests a concept of child-centered divorce. The divorcing parents need to commit to co-parenting their children post-divorce in a supportive and […]

Mediation Lessons From a Former Music Professor/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 18, 2014


I just read an article about a Music Professor, Rebecca Oettinger, who became an attorney/mediator. Ms. Oettinger practices in Baraboo,Wisconsin. She turned towards mediation after concluding that the courtroom is no place for a family to attempt to resolve its differences. Why the interest in mediation? “I want to be a peacemaker.” The emphasis on […]

Are You Ready For Divorce?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 27, 2014


The website,, focused on an article that appeared in 2008 and was well-received. The title of the article was :”Are You Ready For Divorce? The 8 Questions You Need to Ask”. This article, written by two non-attorneys, Bruce Derman and Wendy Gregson, raises a wide range of thoughtful points. There is one point I […]

Divorce and Parenting/Dr. Mark Banschick

January 27, 2014


We thank Dr. Banschick or his permission in allowing this article to be excerpted. MR Divorce is a challenge for everyone involved.  Fifteen years ago I was an expert witness helping judges decide on custody arrangements.  After seeing far too many messy divorces and exasperated judges, I thought that teaching parents how to divorce with […]

Divorce and Nesting/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 26, 2013


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 […]

10 Ways to Have A Civil Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld

March 6, 2011


In this culture of Top-10 Lists, I thought it might be appropriate to have a List of 10 ways to have a Civil Divorce. In no particular order, they are: 1. Keep your children out of all controversies, but do remind them that both parents still love them. 2. Consider divorce mediation. 3. Consider collaborative […]