Browsing All posts tagged under »Divorce Mediator«

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

October 15, 2014


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 […]

A Lesson From Social Media/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

September 14, 2014


Allison Lichter wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal on 8/6/14 regarding Social Media “manners”. For example, some people preach to the choir while others wish to start passionate debate. One suggestion for dealing comfortably with discussions on the Social Media on controversial topics is described by Professor Ethan Kross of U. of Michigan. […]

A Tribute To a Litigator/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

February 19, 2014


George Burns once said: “Every day I read the obituary page. If my name is not there, I shave.” I often read obits when it is a slow news day as I find it intriguing how a lifetime of work can be condensed into a few paragraphs. This past week, I read an item in […]

Negotiating With Skill/Martin Rosenfeld

October 28, 2013


The current issue of Inc. contains a short interview with TV host, George Stephanopoulos. The TV anchor of “Good Morning America” gives a number of tips for a successful interview, among which are the following: -Prepare extensively -Ask “Why” -Watch For Facial Cues The above three tips are helpful for many forms of human interaction. They are […]

The Key to Wisdom/Martin Rosenfeld

July 17, 2013


There is an expression in the Talmudic literature that states the following: “The safeguard for wisdom is silence.” One of the legendary legislators of this past centurt was the Speaker of the House, Sam Rayburn. Mr. Rayburn was known for his laconic and reserved personality. When asked why he spoke so little in public, he […]

Divorce Negotiating Tips/Martin Rosenfeld

July 1, 2013


You have chosen to mediate, have a mediator and are now ready to negotiate. What do you need to do now? A recent blog appeared at Five of the suggestions will be outlined here. 1.Have a checklist of what you wish to discuss. It is difficult to keep everything in mind during negotiation talks. […]

An Alternative to Face-to-Face Mediation/Martin Rosenfeld

May 26, 2013


There are times when getting both parties in a divorce action to a mediator is a difficult chore. the parties may live far from a mediator, the parties may live in different states, they may have differing work schedules, etc. Although it is not the preferred method, in some cases it is appropriate to consider […]