Nowadays, couples divorce for all kinds of reasons, and not all divorces involve long, drawn-out courtroom battles, despite what television and movies often suggest. Furthermore, not all divorces involve allegations of cheating, abuse or similar unethical acts. In some cases, parties decide it is time to separate not because they dislike one another, but because they simply are no longer getting what they once did out of the union.
If you are heading for a divorce, but the relationship between you and your partner is relatively amicable, you may find your entire family might benefit from you and your partner undergoing mediation as an alternative dispute resolution method. In addition to giving you and your partner an opportunity to work through your differences and issues with an impartial third party, mediation also: