Mediated Divorce Law and Legal Definition

Mediated divorce is an alternative method to a divorce litigation. Under mediated divorce, a mediator assists both the parties with communication by providing information and suggestions to help resolve their differences. Divorce mediators may be attorneys who have experience in divorce cases or may be professional mediators who are not attorneys, but who have training specifically in the area of family court matters. Divorce mediation is more preferred because it is less tedious than litigation. The adherence rate to mediated agreements is much higher than that of adherence to court orders.