Divorce can be a very challenging experience for couples, emotionally, financially, socially, and otherwise. Needless to say, couples don’t always go through the process with an aim to efficiently resolve disputes. To be sure, it is definitely important for parties to ensure their interests are represented in the divorce process, with respect to property, child custody, financial support, and so on.
Mediation, as we frequently argue on this thread, can be an excellent way for parties to avoid the expenses and hassle of the adversarial process, for a variety of types of dispute. It is important to point out, though, that mediation is not always successful. In cases where disputants are not well-suited for mediation, the costs can accumulate and the mediation itself might never produce a viable settlement agreement.