In divorce mediation, both spouses work with a neutral professional mediator who facilitates an agreement with both parties on all aspects of their divorce. The mediator may or may not be an attorney but is very experienced in divorce and family law. The mediation process is generally quicker and less expensive than other options involving outside divorce professionals. It gives participants a level of privacy that otherwise would not exist if they were to engage in the conventional litigation divorce.
A good candidate for mediation would be a couple who desires to have a good long-term relationship with each other and have an active role in the final divorce agreement. If there is a concern that a spouse may be hiding assets, mediation may not be an appropriate option due to the fact that there no subpoena of records is required in this process.