Litigated divorces can take a long time to conclude, and divorce court battles can cost both spouses a lot of money. In many cases, all of this time and expense does not result in a divorce order that both spouses are happy with. California couples who are seeing their marriages come to an end may be able to reach mutual agreements about property division and other applicable matters in less time and at less expense by using a mediator.
How an individual acts during a divorce mediation session may be a factor in its outcome. Those who are highly emotional are generally less likely to get a good result compared to those who are rational and composed. Ideally, individuals will go into mediation focusing on areas where they agree with their former spouse. This sets the tone for cooperation throughout the mediation process.