Articles and Publications by Dr. Michelle Rozen

Read the Following Articles and Publications by Dr. Michelle Rozen to Learn More About Mediation and the Divorce Process.

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    We all face difficult conversations that need to be handled. And we all dread them. We can call those Courageous Conversations, because they oftentimes require so much courage to handle. On a personal level, this can be a conversation with your spouse, your parent, your sibling, or friend. In the work environment, this can be...


    The holiday season is considered to be a time of happiness, good times, family gatherings and wonderful memories. However, the thought of the holiday season can also be a painful and stressful time for families that may be going through a divorce and many parents feel depressed, angry and anxious. The good news is that...

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    Getting ready for a new school year can be stressful for any family — concerns about a new teacher, possibly a new class or even a new school, back to school shopping, getting on track with school calendars and activities for the upcoming school year. This can get even more challenging for families where the...


    Going through a divorce is an overwhelming experience. If you are going through divorce or have gone through it, I am sure you will agree that the initial sensation is of being flooded by emotions, things to handle and tough, very tough decisions to make. Here are five very big mistakes, often made by anyone...


    Separation and divorce can be devastating but there are things you can do to support and comfort your child. Challenges that are confronted effectively can improve relationships and strengthen your child’s ability to cope. It is possible to have your children go through the divorce with relatively few problems or permanent negative effects. Changes in...


    So, you have scheduled your first mediation session and from what I hear from my clients, I am sure you must be nervous. How will it go? How will the other party behave? What will they say or do? How to prepare and what to expect? Well, first of all, breath. You have made a...


    Informing your children that you and your spouse are divorcing is not easy, nor should it be. But you can alleviate some of the pain and the pressure if you stick to a game plan based on simplicity, truth and emotional comfort. 1.¬†Avoid sharing inappropriate information with children. Don’t discuss adult details with your children....


    Planning an event for the kids such as communion, bar or bat mitzvah, or even a birthday party, can turn a happy event into a nerve wrecking one. Here are some practical tips for those divorced parents who are planning a joint event for their child, and are looking to spare themselves much unneeded agony:...


    1. Call a Mediator If you are contemplating a divorce or are in a period of separation, it can be a scary time in your life. There are many uncertainties: What about the kids? Who gets the house or car? How will I be able to live? How does all of this work? In the...


    Summer vacation can be a stressful for time for all parents. What to do with the kids? How to keep them busy? Which camp should they go to? How to deal with the huge expenses of childcare? These challenges, which every parent faces, become even more difficult for divorced or separated couples based on a...

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    So, you have scheduled your first mediation session and from what I hear from my clients, I am sure you must be nervous. How will it go? How will the other party behave? What will they say or do? How to prepare and what to expect? Well, first of all, breath. You have made a...

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    oing through a divorce is an overwhelming experience. If you are going through divorce or have gone through it, I am sure you will agree that the initial sensation is of being flooded by emotions, things to handle and tough, very tough decisions to make. Here are five very big mistakes, often made by anyone...

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    Separation and divorce can be devastating but there are things you can do to support and comfort your child. Challenges that are confronted effectively can improve relationships and strengthen your child’s ability to cope. It is possible to have your children go through the divorce with relatively few problems or permanent negative effects. Changes in...

    huff-post


    Informing your children that you and your spouse are divorcing is not easy, nor should it be. But you can alleviate some of the pain and the pressure if you stick to a game plan based on simplicity, truth and emotional comfort. 1. Avoid sharing inappropriate information with children. Don’t discuss adult details with your...

    huff-post


    Planning an event for the kids such as communion, bar or bat mitzvah, or even a birthday party, can turn a happy event into a nerve wrecking one. Here are some practical tips for those divorced parents who are planning a joint event for their child, and are looking to spare themselves much unneeded agony:...

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Amazon Book:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Effective-Mediation-Practical-Strategies/dp/1482536137

Models and Standards for Custody Evaluations, July August 2009, Family Therapy Magazine, Vol. 8 Number 4:
http://www.aamft.org/cgi-shl/twserver.exe?run:FTRUPD_2:TradeWinds_KEY=79

New Jersey Law Journal
http://www.njlawjournal.com/id=1202604284547?slreturn=20150424105244