Browsing All posts tagged under »Collaborative Divorce«

Divorce Advice in the COVID Era/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

May 17, 2020

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There are many stories being written about how divorced couples have risen to the occasion to collaborate at this time of crisis. Challenging times sometimes does bring out the best in all of us. However, some issues that are not as pleasant, include the following: 1. Disputes about spending time with the children. This is […]

Collaborative Behavior/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 2, 2020

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I was in a classroom the other day, and I saw notes on the whiteboard about acting collaboratively. The first sentence read as follows: “Focus on the situation, issue or behavior, not the person.” A negotiation can get bogged down when people let their feelings for the other party dominate their thinking. In a collaborative […]

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 […]

High Principles and Integrity/Martin Rosenfeld

April 3, 2014

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This is the season of March Madness (though it spills over into April). The college basketball season winds down until a new NCAA champion is crowned. To the surprise of some, the UConn basketball team has made it to the Final Four. In recent days, many articles have appeared about the UConn coach, Kevin Ollie […]