Many people, even those on good terms with their estranged spouses, still have times when they become involved in disputes with them. It might be over money, property or children, but the same issue applies: They can’t agree.

This is one of the sticking points in many divorces, so it’s important that people quickly learn how to resolve disputes. If they can’t, the divorce could drag on for many months or years.

There are various options for working through disputes, but one option that gives and keeps providing support is mediation. Through mediation, ex-couples learn to work together to resolve disputes, often learning techniques they need to prevent more disputes from taking place or being able to handle them amicably when they do.

What happens in a mediation session?

When a mediation session takes place, a mediator is there with you and your ex-spouse. Sometimes, people also bring their attorneys, though that is not always necessary since mediation is not binding.

During the session, the mediator will listen to you both and help guide you toward a resolution. The mediator is typically skilled in law, so they can help by giving you more information on how certain decisions may affect you. By being better informed, you and your ex-spouse can make decisions that affect you as positively as possible.

Mediation also teaches you techniques to better deal with one another during conflicts. The mediator is there to calm tension, but they will also help you learn to speak to one another respectfully and to consider other opinions. With good support, this can be a major step forward for any divorce case.