For most divorcing couples, mediation is far superior to litigation as a method of resolving disagreements. While litigation generally increases negativity and hostility by forcing parties into win-lose positions, mediation approaches conflict from the opposite direction, encouraging collaboration and creative problem-solving. The presence of a neutral mediator prevents divorcing spouses from falling into unproductive communication styles. The mediator guides them through the process of collecting and sharing information and helps them to stay focused on major issues without becoming sidetracked or overwhelmed.
Mediation is available for settling any and all issues in divorce and family law matters, including: