Browsing All posts tagged under »divorce«

Mediation in the U.K.

February 11, 2018


I came across an article about an English mediator that first appeared in 2012. It can be found at In the article an attorney explains why he spurned a career of litigation for one in mediation. The attorney/mediator, Neal Robinson, said the following to explain the draw of mediation: “It’s all about the balance […]

Collaboration/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 10, 2016


A mediator is accustomed to the concept of compromise, looking for shared ground, Win-Win, etc. However, a party in a divorce mediation well feel that the other party will take it as a sign of weakness if their opposing party starts discussing possible grounds or a resolution of the dispute. “Why should I make the […]

Divorce Football Style/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

July 28, 2015


A sportswriter named Conor Orr recently wrote about two teams, two quarterbacks, and a football “divorce”.  The Green Bay Packers are presumed to have mishandled the departure of their star player Brett Favre when they announced his departure from their team several years ago. It was an embarrassment to both team and start player alike […]

Divorce and the Lockout/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 20, 2015


As a divorce mediator, I advocate for peaceful means of resolving disputes. Unfortunately, divorce is an area in which a search for civil avenues of resolution is not always given primacy. However, even in the area of mediation, it is often true that not all problems have a peaceful resolution that is easily attained. One […]

Women Who Thrived Post-Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 7, 2015


Brittany Wong wrote a recent piece on HuffPo entitled “8 Famous Women Who Reinvented Themselves After Divorce”. In facing the challenges posed by divorce, famous women tried new ventures and worked to create new opportunities for themselves. One of the women, Elizabeth Gilbert, a writer, said the following: “I am choosing happiness over suffering.” We […]

To Divorce or Not To Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 26, 2015


A recent Dear Abby column had a divorce question. Wife  no longer desires a life with Husband. Should she stay in order to ensure that the children have two parents. Surely this is not a new type of question. The answer begins with the common wisdom. Is it truly in the children’s interest to have […]

Mediation Deportment/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

April 15, 2015


Attorney Dick Price wrote a piece recently for entitled “Considering Reconciling?” Attorney Price suggests behaviors that will go a long way in helping parties who might wish to reconcile in the future. The conciliatory behaviors are: 1. Don’t burn bridges. 2. Listen to the other party’s positions and needs. 3. Forgive 4. Admit mistakes. […]