Divorce mediation is a process which seeks to help a couple that is divorcing to negotiate the logistics of their separation, addressing items like property and shared assets, resources, debt, current living arrangements, and visitation/ custody options for the children. In such proceedings, the mediator will ask what each party wants out of the divorce, and help the couple to negotiate an arrangement as best they can. Mediation is different from arbitration as the couple is trying to discuss the issues amongst themselves to come to agreements, rather than have an arbitrator make decisions for them. An arbitrator is needed if there is too much hostility or bitterness and the couple cannot communicate effectively or agree on terms.
Divorce mediation is when you and your spouse (who you are about to divorce) sit down to decide who gets what or baiscally how your combined assets should be split up. It can be a very lengthy process, made longer if you guys do not agree on the division that the other wants to see put in place. This includes child support, child custody, house, land, cars etc.