Parties often try to settle their disputed issues through mediation. Mediation is a method used to settle your divorce away from the courtroom. The parties, their lawyers and a mediator are present at a mediation. Each party is separated into two rooms while the mediator attempts to broker a settlement.
The goal of any mediation is to reach a “mediated settlement agreement” on some or all of the disputed issues. However, whether or not you reach an agreement is completely up to you. No one makes the decision for you; not the lawyers; not a judge; and certainly not the mediator.
The mediator will listen to your side, assess the strengths and weaknesses of your case (as well as those of the opposition) and suggest unique, and sometimes creative, ways to resolve the case on your terms.