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Mediation and the Impasse/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

December 29, 2018

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What can a mediator do when the parties seem to have reached an impasse in their discussions? Some options may include the following: *Remind the parties, if they have children, how a non-agreement may place a disproportionate burden on their children. Parties may be happy to attempt to pulverize each other, but how many parents […]

Who We Are/Martin Rosefeld, JD

November 7, 2018

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Family Law litigator, Steven Kolodny, was recently interviewed by Family Lawyer Magazine. He was asked why he chose to practice Family Law. This was part of his response: “I chose family law because it is the only area of law that gives you the opportunity to make a positive difference in the future lives of […]

Civility When it Counts/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

September 29, 2018

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Jon Ward of Yahoo News wrote (9/28/18) about the proposal of Senator Jeff Flake that was ultimately adopted to give the FBI one week to investigate charges aimed at the past conduct of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. This is what he quoted, in relevant part, about Senator Chris Coons’ impact on Senator Flake’s decision: “I frankly […]

How Many Options Do We Need?/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

January 19, 2018

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Professor Max Bazerman of Harvard Business School poses this question: “Did you ever see a house for sale and decide right then and there that you need to bid on it? You have fallen head over heels for this house. It is then likely that you will not be in a strong bargaining position. You […]