Forbes: Will The Ashley Madison Hack Result In New Divorce Cases?

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The threats to publicly out 37 million users of the online cheating service whose information was hacked from AshleyMadison.com’s servers are raising questions among divorce service professionals and marriage counselors alike. Could the public display of people seeking affairs result in more divorce filings? How will those individuals named be harmed in a divorce? I spoke with Emma Johnson, a financial reporter with Forbes, about the issue: Continue reading “Forbes: Will The Ashley Madison Hack Result In New Divorce Cases?”

nav_top_lft_2009Last month, associate Rachel Goldenberg and I co-authored a piece about the ways in which Divorce Mediation might be able to help solve the “Get” crisis — an increasing problem faced by religious Jewish women when their putative ex-husband refuses to give them a religious divorce.  The piece struck a chord within the mediation community and has been picked up by The Huffington Post, The Times of Israel and now, we are so pleased that Mediate.com has entered into this conversation.

While our article focused on the many benefits that mediation might have in providing a forum for Jewish couples facing divorce, the same can be said for couples that practice other religious beliefs where a religious divorce is also a necessary part of the dissolution of their relationship. Asking for a civil divorce is difficult enough; asking for two divorces can be even more overwhelming.

Our original piece is found here: Five Ways That Divorce Mediation Can Help Resolve The Get Crisis. Join the discussion by commenting about your experiences.

Five Ways That Divorce Mediation Can Help Resolve The “Get” Crisis

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Leah was still chained to her ex-husband: two years after the civil court granted her a divorce, her ex-husband Dovid, a devote orthodox Jew, still refused to give her a religious divorce called a “get.” Without the religious divorce, Leah would not be able to remarry – or even date – in her community. Her life was on hold, tied to her ex- at his whim. And she is not alone.

The number of Jewish women being denied a religious divorce is on the rise. The results are devastating: younger women with children and little money are forced to forgo financial payments or even custody in exchange for a get. Out of desperation, people start taking matters into their own hands. Recently several rabbis were arrested in a plot to beat reluctant husbands into giving gets. This so-called “Get Crisis,” is the product of a myriad of factors, which may be avoided by using divorce mediation.

Here are five ways that divorce mediation can help resolve the get crisis:   Continue reading “Five Ways That Divorce Mediation Can Help Resolve The “Get” Crisis”