July

Blog Posts in July, 2015

  • On July 18, 2015, the New York Times published an article titled by Penelope Green titled " A New Cadre of Experts Helps Women Navigate Their Divorces." I am well aware of the existence of such so-called "experts." Having been through a divorce does not make one an "expert." In fact, some of the most destructive family law attorneys, mediators, divorce coaches, ...
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  • Is Ordering People to Have a Relationship Effective?

    || 10-Jul-2015

    On June 24, 2015, Lisa Gorcyca, Judge, Oakland County, Michigan family court, ordered " three kids, aged 9, 10 and 15, to Children's Village for civil contempt of court when they refused to talk to their father." You see, the judge had ordered them to have a "healthy relationship with their father" and they refused to even talk to him. The father stated that "the last ...
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  • On July 7, 2015, I read an article titled "Legal Ethics and Confirmation Bias " by Jayne Reardon, Executive Director at Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. I shared that article, along with the following comment: "You will note that a solution involves EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (EQ), something which lawyers tend to lack. Fortunately, EQ can be learned." The ...
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  • People should start being honest, for a change.

    || 5-Jul-2015

    The Confederate flag ceased to fly on April 9, 1865 and flew again in 1956 in opposition to Brown v. Board of Education. The Civil War was fought over slavery. When the South surrendered, the flag came down. The South then had Jim Crow laws in place, until the U. S. Supreme Court ruled to end segregation in public schools. As a sign of opposition, the Confederate flag was raised for the first time ...
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  • The LinkedIn Discussion over marriage equality that I shared in my prior post continued and the issues raised warrant sharing. I received the following response to the comments that I made: "Mark. Never meant to throw rocks, so I apologize if you feel I have done that. No offense meant for sure. My wife is very happy and our marriage is one of equality and unity. We walk together in agreement ...
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  • On February 14, 2014, the New York Times published an article by Eli J. Finkel titled " The All-or-Nothing Marriage." It is an article about how marriage has evolved over time in the United States. In that article he references a new theory of marriage that he developed with the psychologists Chin Ming Hui, Kathleen L. Carswell and Grace M. Larson, which was to be published later that ...
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