Mediation takes the fight out of divorce.
Divorce is the middle class catastrophe. The emotional and financial costs can be very high, especially when there are children. Divorcing couples need to reach a set of agreements that allow them to live in different places, get on with their lives, and protect their children in the process. But this requires cooperation when people often feel angry and distrustful. As a result, most couples become adversaries in an expensive and unnecessary legal battle. Along with avoiding the battle, divorce mediation costs less, goes faster, hurts less, and is better for the children.