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November 21, 2011
Nancy Fagan: Mediators are the Nurses of the Divorce World
A few years ago I found myself in a sort of professional Ménage à trois with Dick, a divorce attorney and his client, Deborah, a soon-to-be divorcée. I was her divorce planner as well as the one who referred her to Dick. The relationship was anything but sexy. It did, however, teach me how important it is for people entering into divorce to be aware of what kind of emotional expectations they have for the divorce professional they will be working with.
As I quickly discovered, Dick was not interested in Deborah’s fragile emotional needs or the handholding she expected from him. Dick was a logical attorney who preferred quick, and to-the-point interactions with the clients he represented.