The couple works with a single mediator who guides them through all the decisions related to divorce. This person facilitates through strong emotions and conflict as needed.


If the clients are capable of compromise, this can be a good process. Mediation can be cost-effective if it doesn’t require too many meetings. Like Collaborative Divorce, it allows couples to make their own decisions.


Some individuals going through a divorce may need or could benefit from additional support or expertise—whether from a lawyer-advocate and/or a neutral specialist.


An alternative method called team mediation or co-mediation adds a professional—usually a facilitator, financial specialist or child specialist—as in Collaborative Divorce. A lawyer can also serve as a neutral legal specialist.