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
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, · 5 days ago

Rachel Alexander, · 5 days ago

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

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