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
Are We as Modern as We Think? Gender
Are We as Modern as We Think? Gender Role Reversal in Divorce Doesn’t Necessarily Add

{4 minutes to read} What happens when the father is the stay-at-home spouse and the mother is the primary earner? Can we simply swap out the term husband for wife and expect an equitable outcome? Let's »

{4 minutes to read} What happens when the father is the stay-at-home spouse and the mother is the primary earner? Can we simply swap out the term husband for wife and expect an equitable outcome? Let's see. In cases where the mother is the stay-at-home parent and the father is the full-time working parent, the children typically reside with the mom. Conversely, if the mother is the primary or sole..

Rachel Alexander, · September 6th, 2019

Rachel Alexander, · September 6th, 2019

To See or Not to See: Discovery in
To See or Not to See: Discovery in Mediation

{6 minutes to read} In divorce mediation, there are some things that must never be cloaked in mystery or veiled by the fog of uncertainty. Certain matters require absolute transparency, established by »

{6 minutes to read} In divorce mediation, there are some things that must never be cloaked in mystery or veiled by the fog of uncertainty. Certain matters require absolute transparency, established by a comprehensive, honest sharing of data. In litigation, this is called Discovery. In mediation, full disclosure of all relevant facts is also required. Although mediation affords a more relaxed procedure,..

Rachel Alexander, · August 27th, 2019

Rachel Alexander, · August 27th, 2019

Children: Damage by Divorce Is Not Mandated —
Children: Damage by Divorce Is Not Mandated — Part 2

{4 minutes to read} Building on the recent blog series called Three Parenting Mistakes Good Parents Make, this article turns to some less known and less discussed parental misconceptions and missteps to »

{4 minutes to read} Building on the recent blog series called Three Parenting Mistakes Good Parents Make, this article turns to some less known and less discussed parental misconceptions and missteps to be avoided in divorce (and marriage). WHERE DID YOU GO This occurs when a parent limits his involvement with the child because of the difficulty in the parental relationship. Instead of being as involved..

Rachel Alexander, · August 13th, 2019

Rachel Alexander, · August 13th, 2019

Divorce Mediation: Respect, Privacy, and Necessary Disclosure
Divorce Mediation: Respect, Privacy, and Necessary Disclosure

{5 minutes to read} As a mediator, there are subjects about which I would be remiss if I did not ask. By way of analogy, consider a doctor's office visit. No one particularly wants to undress, but in order »

{5 minutes to read} As a mediator, there are subjects about which I would be remiss if I did not ask. By way of analogy, consider a doctor's office visit. No one particularly wants to undress, but in order for the doctor to do her job, unencumbered, she must be allowed access. You put on that horrible, ill-fitting smock and get up on the table in some humiliating kind of uncomfortable position. We..

Rachel Alexander, · July 10th, 2019

Rachel Alexander, · July 10th, 2019