What is divorce mediation? It's simply a time where divorcing or separating couples can take the time to plan their lives and to make decisions about their futures. Divorce mediation is sometimes suggested for parents, since they will need to continue to communicate to make joint decisions for the safety and health of their children. Others who may benefit are those looking to avoid financial complications from an expensive divorce or those who don't want to go to court to avoid emotional stress.
In mediation, the mediator is a neutral party. He or she will work with the two in mediation to work out issues to do with the divorce. During mediation sessions, each person is given time to speak without interruption, and questions are asked to make communication clearer. Mediators essentially make sure the parties can communicate without a complete breakdown or halt in the process.