Family (Divorce) mediation is a non-adversarial means to resolve issues raised in a divorce or legal separation. Mediation is an alternative to litigation. Mediation avoids the adversarial system of divorce, during which time the most personal matters of people’s lives are handed over to a court for judgment. Mediation can be used by couples at any stage of the separation and divorce process – even couples who have previously divorced through the court system and wish to resolve new problems can utilize mediation.
Mediation lowers the high financial and emotional costs associated with litigation. Couples have an opportunity to share their concerns with each other, to explore creative options, and to take control of the outcome of their disagreements. If the agreement is not satisfying to all participants, the couple still has the option of litigation.