When should you avoid mediation?

Divorcing couples need not take their marital split to court. Working with a mediator could prove a more effective option, but not for every situation. Family Education explores scenarios in which mediation may do more harm than good. Those going through a divorce...

How should you prepare for mediation?

Mediation may shorten the time you have to spend waiting for a divorce settlement. An effective mediation may also lessen the emotional trauma of parting ways with your spouse. Knowing how to prepare for your mediation may improve the chances of a satisfactory...

What are the different types of mediation?

If you find yourself in the middle of a divorce, you may be on the lookout for anything to help get through the process smoothly. An investment in mediation might be the answer. But mediation is not a one-size-fits-all affair. Depending on your case, there are various...

When should we avoid divorce mediation?

In the majority of divorces, mediation is a good choice for handling the details. Mediated divorces are often much faster and far less expensive than other divorce options, particularly trial divorce. However, this does not mean that mediation works for all...

How arbitration is done

In mediation, the arbitrator sits down with the parties, usually in person in one session, to help them identify the issues, explore all the options for settlement and craft a settlement agreement. That is really their agreement, that they are voluntarily going to...