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
Three Parenting Mistakes Good Parents Make — Mistake
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 »

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 disapproval at the mention of the other parent, and oversharing with the child the "truth" about their other parent. Anything that vilifies, or victimizes either parent is problematic for the..

Rachel Alexander, · June 6th, 2019

Rachel Alexander, · June 6th, 2019

Three Parenting Mistakes Good Parents Make: Mistake #2
Three Parenting Mistakes Good Parents Make: Mistake #2

{3 minutes to read} Parents are tasked with becoming artful navigators. They must maintain the role of authority, decision-maker, and caretaker — and protect their children from stepping into the position »

{3 minutes to read} Parents are tasked with becoming artful navigators. They must maintain the role of authority, decision-maker, and caretaker — and protect their children from stepping into the position of emotional caregiver. This requires parents to proactively address their own needs outside of the parent-child relationship, through relationships with other adults, professionals, or, usually,..

Rachel Alexander, · May 21st, 2019

Rachel Alexander, · May 21st, 2019

Three Parenting Mistakes Good Parents Make — Mistake
Three Parenting Mistakes Good Parents Make — Mistake #1

{5 minutes to read} Both married and divorced parents are capable of good and terrible parenting, and most parenting mistakes come from good intentions gone slightly askew. The focus of this article is »

{5 minutes to read} Both married and divorced parents are capable of good and terrible parenting, and most parenting mistakes come from good intentions gone slightly askew. The focus of this article is parenting with the particular vulnerabilities facing a divorcing family. During a divorce, the quintessential familial architecture can feel threatened; safeguarding it is both vital and possible. The..

Rachel Alexander, · May 2nd, 2019

Rachel Alexander, · May 2nd, 2019

Five Myths of Mediation
Five Myths of Mediation

{6 minutes to read} There are 5 common misbeliefs about mediation that may be preventing divorcing people from accessing this cost-effective, humanistic approach to divorce. Let's clear those up now! Misconception »

{6 minutes to read} There are 5 common misbeliefs about mediation that may be preventing divorcing people from accessing this cost-effective, humanistic approach to divorce. Let's clear those up now! Misconception 1: People Have to Have an Amicable Relationship in Order to Mediate Fact: A skilled mediator can work with high-conflict clients who neither agree nor get along. All that is required of the..

Rachel Alexander, · April 18th, 2019

Rachel Alexander, · April 18th, 2019