Mediation is a great way to work through a high conflict situation. This is why it works so well in a divorce. Naturally, there will be conflict when you end your marriage. However, the divorce process does not have to turn bitter and create even more tension in your family. If you use mediation, it can help you to communicate better, which tackles the issue at the heart of conflict – a failure to communicate clearly.
According to Forbes, during a divorce mediation, the mediator acts as a neutral third party. He or she does not represent either of you but rather focuses on helping you communicate with each other. If an issue arises, the mediator acts as a guide to help you each explain your feelings and thoughts on the matter. This then allows you to work together to find a solution.
A mediator is very good at helping people reach compromises. He or she is on the outside looking in plus he or she has training in mediation that enables him or her to have the ability to offer solutions that you may not have come up with on your own. A mediator can think outside of the box, yet he or she understands the legal aspects of the situation that act as a guide. This ensures whatever solutions you find are legally applicable and will stand up in court.
Because mediation is a process where you and your spouse have to talk and have to work through things as a team, it can help you to get used to working together after the divorce is final. This is especially beneficial if you have children.