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Who Wins in “Marriage Story”?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 1, 2020

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The current movie about divorce is named “Marriage Story”. This represents an irony. A further complication is that the movie has no winners nor losers; there is likewise no hero and no villain. In this manner, the movie is like many divorces. No one truly comes out ahead. However, Alan Alda’s role as a divorce […]

Hope and Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

September 26, 2016

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The following appeared in the Boston Globe, on September 23, 2016: WE OFTEN HEAR politicians expressing “hope” for the resolution of various disputes, even though it sounds trite and anodyne. But new research suggests that it does make a difference to one’s opponents. When informed that Palestinians had become more hopeful about peace in response […]

Mediating for the Future/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

September 10, 2016

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We think of mediation often in terms of current needs such as child support, alimony, division of property, etc. However, future issues are no less important in a mediation agreement. Future-looking issues may include: *Methods for resolving future disputes *Paying for future parties, weddings, etc. *Methods by which future expenses (e.g. medical, mental health, etc.) […]

Mediation and the Three Commandments/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 23, 2016

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One of the more widely-read of the posts I have written was the “Ten Commandments” of Mediation based on the writings of Attorney/Mediator/Author Marcy Jones. I will present an abbreviated version of this post. Think of it as the “Three Commandments” of Mediation: * If the marriage isn’t working, it is seldom just one person’s […]

Impossibility?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 30, 2016

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A quote from the late Muhammad Ali: “Impossible is just a small word that is thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in a world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It is an opinion. Impossible is not a […]

Simplifying Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 9, 2016

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HuffPo recently had an article on ” 8 Ways to Simplify Your Divorce”. The ideas presented were worthwhile but not one idea dealt with divorce mediation. A surprise? Not really. The article’s ideas were collected from various divorce attorneys. Attorneys do not necessarily view mediation as an adjunct to the work they do. Attorneys are […]

A Lesson From “Anyone But Trump”/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 5, 2016

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A recent trend is the “Anyone But Trump” movement. Recently, a Republican stalwart was asked if this feeling had dissipated since the rivals to Trump had been defeated. It was now inevitable that Mr. Trump would be the standard bearer for the Republicans. The response was “I still can’t vote for him. I owe it […]