Browsing All posts tagged under »“graceful divorce”«

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 […]

Divorce and the Best Interests of Children/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 6, 2015

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Judith Wallerstein’s life work detailed how divorce had a negative impact on the involved children. But not all parents make the same mistake. A recent article by Tara Eisenhard discussed “3 Things My Parents Did Well”. The parents in question worked collaboratively, encouraged relationships with the “other parent” and allowed the children freedom to determine […]

Thanksgiving 2014 and Divorce/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

November 27, 2014

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Feeling despondent about your divorce and working what you have to be thankful for? Author Jackie Pilossoph weighs in on this topic at Huffington Post. Of course, above all else, any marriage that led to children, is a union with its positive legacy In addition, Ms. Pilossoph discusses personal reasons for being thankful such as […]

Remember Mark Sanford?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

September 27, 2014

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Mark Sanford, a former South Carolina Governor, and now US Representative, has agreed to enter into mediation for divorce-related issues with his ex-wife, Jenny. Mr. Sanford took off from his Governor duties, years ago, to meet with his then paramour. The divorce was messy and public. While the idea of mediation is always a good […]

A Lesson From Social Media/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

September 14, 2014

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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. […]

Divorce:What You Want;What You need/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

September 14, 2014

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There was a recent article about a power couple in the DC area, Heather and Tony Podesta, who concluded their divorce proceedings. The wife had wanted the 3.9 million dollar marital home and she did not get it. She wanted a European home in Venice and was likewise denied this award. But don’t worry for […]

Defining Success in Mediations/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

September 11, 2014

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A mediator and trainer, Katherine Graham, recently penned an article at mediate.com on “What’s a ‘Successful’ Mediation?”. Some of Ms. Graham’s points will be outlined here: THE PARTIES ENGAGED WITH THE PROCESS In successful mediations, parties communicate. They speak and they listen. Successful mediations are marked by honesty and respect. Parties who have adverse interests […]

A Senator is Remembered/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 29, 2014

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Howard Baker, a former Republican Senator, Majority Leader, and White House Chief of Staff  recently passed away. A colleague of his in the Senate, Robert Dole remembered him this way: “Howard has left a lasting imprint on civility in politics.” It is comforting for surviving family and friends to know that Senator Baker is remembered […]

Divorce and Depression/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

June 22, 2014

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Dwayne Johnson is a successful actor and former wrestler. He has recently talked about his divorce at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/19/dwayne-the-rock-johnson-o_n_5512237.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular. Mr. Johnson had experienced depression in the aftermath of his divorce. While he has recovered and is now in a new relationship, he has one bit of advice worth sharing. He feels that his decision not to hate […]