How Does Mediation Work?
Divorce mediation is run by a mediator, whose role is different from that of a judge or an arbitrator. While judges and arbitrators make decisions about issues such as how property will be divided, a mediator has no decision-making power. Instead, the ultimate decision is left to the parties.
The process may vary a bit from mediation to mediation, depending on the number and complexity of issues to be resolved and how far apart the parties are. Generally, it goes like this: