This is the second in a series about the new and growing trend for navigating the end of a relationship whether through divorce or separation known as mediation. Recently we conducted a poll on our Linkedin page where we asked participants to identify the most important benefits of mediation. The number one benefit cited by those taking our poll was our reason number two. Tell us if you agree.

Reason Two:

2. You and your soon-to-be-ex make the decisions about how you want to end your relationship.

The mediator will assist you in having the difficult conversations necessary to bring to conclusion the various aspects of your lives that were woven together. These conversations are held in private and remain completely confidential. Your friends and family will know only those matters you choose to share. Since these are your conversations, you can make decisions that feel right for you, not based on what others think you should.

Further, you, and not a judge or attorney make the decisions that you feel are in your best interest as well as the best interest of any children that may be involved. The mediator does not tell you what to do and make any suggestions or decisions for you.