Is mediation effective?
In a word, YES. Research shows that, when you compare couples who have mediated their divorce with couples who obtain resolution by way of a court order or other solution imposed upon them, mediating couples are more likely to adhere to, and comply with, the terms agreed.
If you litigate your divorce, the outcome is decided by a judge
If you mediate your divorce, the outcome is determined by you and your spouse who have a financial and emotional interest in the ultimate success of such outcome. With the help of your mediator, the two of you will work together to design an agreement that makes the most sense for you and your family having regard to the particular facts and laws applicable to your case.