Rachel Alexander, Esq., Mediator, FOP, CFT

Divorce Attorney, Mediator, Certified Focusing Professional
Rachel Alexander,

Credentials: Diploma/Degree

Institution: Benjamin Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University

Certification: Juris Doctorate

Certification Year: 2000

Institution: The International Focusing Institute

Graduated: 2015

In practice since: 2000

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.

She is passionate about supporting her clients through this critical, life changing event. Rachel studied social work at Columbia University in New York City prior to entering law school. This education provided her a deep appreciation for the family system and what developing children need in order to grow into high-functioning adults.

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Articles Rachel has Published
Why NOT to Retell the War Stories of
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 valuable, we now know that the unnecessary »

{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 valuable, we now know that the unnecessary recounting of hurtful events is re-traumatizing. Yes, there is a way to talk about things that can be helpful and productive, however, this article concerns itself with the other way; the sometimes..

Rachel Alexander, · 6 days ago

Rachel Alexander, · 6 days ago

What Robert Lee Can Teach Us About “ED”
What Robert Lee Can Teach Us About “ED” — And It Is Not What You

{6 minutes to read} Words that end in "ed" often come up in couples therapy and divorce — I feel "abandoned, rejected, disrespected, accused." These words describe something that the other did to you »

{6 minutes to read} Words that end in "ed" often come up in couples therapy and divorce — I feel "abandoned, rejected, disrespected, accused." These words describe something that the other did to you but do not fully express how you are now as a result. Of course, they may imply certain feelings, however, explicating the actual feeling-experience is needed in order to reveal what needs healing. "Ed"..

Rachel Alexander, · March 11th, 2019

Rachel Alexander, · March 11th, 2019

Freedom From the Tyranny of Things
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 watch. The movie concluded with this surprisingly »

{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 watch. The movie concluded with this surprisingly profound quote: "Love people. Use things." The idea is that when those words get turned around, and we use people and love things, something is messed up — and it's us. In divorce, things can take..

Rachel Alexander, · February 21st, 2019

Rachel Alexander, · February 21st, 2019

Your Rights — Going Fast! Part 3
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 to discuss in part three of this article. This »

{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 to discuss in part three of this article. This case raised so many issues as to the limitations and arbitrariness of the legal system, it bares summarizing the main elements here and mentioning any we might have missed. While the court might not..

Rachel Alexander, · February 13th, 2019

Rachel Alexander, · February 13th, 2019