Posts From Rachel Alexander

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As a professional divorce mediator and family law attorney in NJ, Rachel Alexander is a mediator first and attorney second. Before any of that, she is a person, of course, and one who has experienced divorce and its inherent losses and disruptions first hand. Alexander Mediation Group is dedicated to mediation as the most effective way to resolve conflicts and create futures of integrity. www.alexandermediation.com

Three Parenting Mistakes Good Parents Make — Mistake #3

The Third Mistake parents make is speaking negatively about one another in front of their child. Let me widen the definition of speaking negatively to include disparaging body language, undermining indicators of

Three Parenting Mistakes Good Parents Make: Mistake #2

Single parents are artful navigators. They juggle maintaining the role of authority, decision-maker, and caretaker with protecting their children from stepping into the position of emotional caregiver. This requires parents

Three Parenting Mistakes Good Parents Make — Mistake #1

Married and divorced parents are capable of good and terrible parenting. Most parenting mistakes come from good intentions gone slightly askew. Parenting with some particular vulnerabilities look different in a

Why NOT to Retell the War Stories of Your Marriage

{4 minutes to read}  For your own peace of mind and happiness, when it comes to divorce, don’t get too attached to your story. While once believed to be therapeutically

Should Squirrels Have the Right of Way?

{6 minutes to read}  A friend of mine told me a little story about a woman he knew who had asked him why deer never cross at the places labeled “deer

Your Rights — Going Fast! Part 3

{3 minutes to read} “In heaven we have justice. Here on earth, we have law.” So said my Torts Professor, and so it seems indicated by the case we continue

Divorce, Money, and How [Much] to Insulate the Children

One winter evening, when I was five, my mother announced we would be having a picnic for dinner. It was winter and dark outside, so I was dubious. She was

Freedom From the Tyranny of Things

{5 minutes to read} The other night, I saw a movie called Minimalism, and as I sorted through the thousands of unnecessary items in my life, I tuned in to