Browsing All posts tagged under »Divorce Negotiation«

Are You Tweeting?/ Martin Rosenfeld, JD

August 11, 2016


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 […]

The Selfie Doctrine/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 25, 2014


An article recently was penned by Charles Hurt on the President’s penchant for taking what is known as “selfies”. Mr. Hurt is no Obama supporter, but he does make an interesting point. At what stage does taking a ‘selfie” become an indication of total self-absorption? In any negotiation, an extreme emphasis in hearing only your […]

Mediation and the Get/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

March 3, 2014


A recent post appeared by Attorney Morgan Leia Richardson at HuffPo regarding Mediation and the granting of a Get. The article is entitled “5 Ways That Divorce Mediation Can Help Resolve the Get Crisis”. While the article focuses on the Get, its message of the benefits of mediation is true for all situations. The five […]

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 […]

Lessons I Have Learned As a Divorce Mediator/Martin Rosenfeld

September 8, 2013


The Torah operates with a rule that “Miklal Lav Atah Shomea Hen”; i.e. we learn the positive action from a negative statement. If something is forbidden, we can presume that the opposite action would be laudatory. I have worked as a divorce mediator and family attorney for a number of years. People often ask if […]

Phobia of Divorce:Another Perspective/Dr. Robert Lebovits

June 6, 2013


For some time now I have more closely examined the manner in which clients organize their lives, attend to certain pains and ignore others, and create their own realities by the choices they make. On any number of occasions I have heard a client present some self-described insurmountable hurdle that essentially precludes any progress (e.g., […]

Talking As A Cure/Martin Rosenfeld

April 15, 2013


A recent article by Laura Landro appeared in the Wall Street Journal on the topic of communication and the doctor-patient relationship. One fascinating insight was that 44% of patients do not know why they are going to have surgery. When such important events are not properly understood it becomes clear that better communication is needed. […]

Are You Cool Enough?/Sharon Oberst DeFala, Esq.

January 21, 2013


Why do most states have a mandatory lag time between when you decide you want a divorce, and when the court is allowed to grant you a divorce?  Shouldn’t the fact that we are done being married to each other be a sufficient indication that we need a divorce?  I don’t remember a mandatory waiting […]

Divorce as Shalom Bayit?/Martin Rosenfeld

November 11, 2012


A recent blog post appeared on ( that deals with “The Shalom Bayit Divorce”. While the topic may be discomforting to some, Attorney Denise Tamir make a case for an early, mediated divorce when a marriage has become dysfunctional. Ms. Tamir makes a strong case for the advantages of mediated divorce in the context […]

Alternatives to Divorce Litigation

October 9, 2011


The following article was originally printed in the Mass. Lawyer’s Weekly publication. MR Demand for ADR, mediation up, family-law bar reports More clients now seeking cheaper ways to divorce By Julia Reischel Published: August 24, 2009 Family-law attorneys who specialize in mediation and “collaborative practice” say they are seeing a marked increase in demand for their […]