Browsing All posts tagged under »Divorce and Children«

A July 4th Speechline and Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 4, 2015

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Dana Perino, currently a TV commentator, recently gave a talk on the meaning of July 4th, Ms. Perino said: “No matter how much we squabble, there are many, many more things that unite us than separate us.” The idea of a common goal can propel much positive energy. For those who divorce, and have children […]

Is Mediation an Art or a Science?/Martin Rosenfeld,JD

October 15, 2014

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I recently read a post which described what a divorce mediator does. The author opined that the first session regarding divorce agreements would be dedicated to parental issues, the second session to financial issues, etc. When I read this post, it struck me that I have no such pattern. I simply try to go from […]

Divorce: When Children Become Hostages/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 3, 2014

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Mark Sanford, former Governor of SC, and current US Representative was ordered by a judge to enter into mediation with his ex-wife Jenny. His divorce is complete, but the court has been asked to review the trust fund that was to have been set up for 2 of their children. The two parents had agreed […]

Divorce and Parenting/Dr. Mark Banschick

January 27, 2014

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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

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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 […]

The Way We Divorce in America/Martin Rosenfeld

October 15, 2013

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The following discussion is an excerpt from an upcoming op/ed piece in the aftermath of the news about rabbis and coerced divorces: The legal system of our country is a source of great pride. Yet some aspects of the system are not working well. Divorce courts today allow for divorces to be processed, but not […]

Move De Line:Agunot and Shalom Bayit/Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran

August 14, 2013

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(Editor’s Note: Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran serves as vice president of communications and marketing of the Orthodox Union’s Kashruth Division. His most recent book is “Mediations at Sixty: One Person, Under God, Indivisible,” published by KTAV Publishing House. He is the author of “Kos Eliyahu – Insights into the Haggadah and Pesach” which has been […]