Divorce mediation is a voluntary process, but both spouses have to want to be there. The only way you’ll be able to address all issues is to first agree to come to mediation in good faith. This doesn’t mean that you have to agree with your spouse about everything. Actually, you only have to agree to work together in the spirit of mediation to resolve issues so that you are both satisfied with the outcome. For couples who are amicable, and are willing and able to represent themselves, mediation can provide a wonderful opportunity to make decisions without having to go to court.
Other things to think about as you prepare for mediation include discussing the logistics. Will you share the cost of mediation? Will you need your mediator to assist you with the necessary court filings? What dates and times can you commit to the sessions? Deciding these things from the beginning will make the process smother.