Mediation Guru, Diana Mercer, Shares Insights on Making Divorce Cheaper

The Huffington Post
February 28, 2011

Parties should carefully plan their divorce before going to an attorney. In seeking professional assistance, parties should opt for mediation to save time and lots of money. Throughout the process, it is important for the parties to keep perspective by opening channels of communication, understanding priorities, and seeking emotional support if necessary.

Language plays a large role in creating, perpetuating, and finally resolving conflict. Marriages often break down because of different communication styles. To reach a mediated settlement, the mediator may want to help the parties acknowledge how ineffective communication led to an inability to reach resolution—in this way, the parties also can save face.

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