Why is settlement mediation the wise option?

Mediation will shorten the divorce process

An opposed divorce can take between 2-4 years to resolve due to (amongst other things) the length of time between applying for a trial date and the trial date allocated, postponements for legitimate reasons as well as tactical ones, the congestion of the court roll and the stratagems employed to cause delay. Mediation on the other hand is an expeditious process geared to achieving consensus in the shortest possible time.