Browsing All posts tagged under »Collaborative Divorce«

Advice From an Attorney-Mediator/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 2, 2018

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Jo Edwards is a British attorney and mediator. Her work can be found at http://www.ITV.com. Ms. Edwards has advice for all who are confronting an upcoming divorce: *Do not rush the process. The divorce is a legal transaction. The decisions to be made will have impact for much of your future life. Do not feel […]

Are You Tweeting?/ Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 11, 2016

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A number of commentators have pointed out that Mr. Trump keeps missing chances to exploit gaffes by Ms. Clinton because he is so consumed by tweeting on a constant basis. When you are talking all the time, you have no time to listen and to react. George Will recently quoted Winston Churchill describing a political […]

Collaborative Law/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 25, 2016

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Although I serve in my professional life as a mediator, I am always looking for ways to grow in other fields as well. I recently took a training course in Collaborative Law, which involves two attorneys working as a team to try to bring the parties in a divorce to a peaceful accord. The attorneys […]

Timing is Everything/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 12, 2015

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Melissa Levis wrote a post at HuffPo about divorce and its timing. Her piece is entitled “How to Know When Your Marriage is Really Over”. In point of fact, we can only make such a decision on the basis of emotion and intuition. There is no hard data that will help us form our opinion […]

The Cost of Human Life/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 6, 2015

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In law school, I was introduced to the economic model associated with the University of Chicago in assessing what one should pay in order to save a human life. If, for example, a safer piece of equipment will cost millions of dollars to produce, and will save 10 lives, is that cost an advisable one to assume? […]

Divorce, Civility and a New Idea/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 11, 2015

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On New Year’s Day, USA Today ran a story on an attorney and entrepreneur named Michelle Crosby. Attorney Crosby appeared in Court 15 times as a child, during her parents’ divorce proceeding. She learned then how “broken” the divorce system happens to be. Her solution was the creation of a program for divorce called Wevorce […]

Are You Ready For Divorce?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 27, 2014

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The website, mediate.com, 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 […]