The three words to keep in mind when it comes to dealing with divorcing clients are: Listen, listen, listen.

“I feel like a therapist sometimes,” says Patricia Barrett, one of the five speakers on the Remember the Alimony panel of divorce experts at the Women Advisors Forum in Dallas. “I took mediation training at the University of Houston School of Law. They really emphasized listening, looping back and repeating back to people. That’s been extremely helpful to me in dealing with these folks.”

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