All mediation involves a neutral third party facilitating productive and respectful discussions between two opposing parties. In the case of divorces, the parties involved are spouses who wish to end their marriage and separate. Divorce mediation will seek to do this in the most amicable way possible, guiding both parties towards finding a resolution themselves regarding issues such as:
Mediation is voluntary and requires all participants to keep whatever is said during the session confidential. Mediators are there to help the couple get the most out of their discussions by directing the conversation in certain directions and raising issues that are most likely to help them come to an agreement. In the end, it’s the couple who decide the content of their divorce order. The Mediator can draft the final agreement but has no say over its contents.