Mediation is a legal option for couples who wish to resolve their disputes without having to go to court. Collaborative law is a good alternative to litigation when both parties are willing to compromise, communicate, and work together.

It is not a good alternative if you have not completed the discovery of assets and income. It is also not recommended if there is a disparity in the negotiation power between the parties. Victims of Domestic violence may not be suitable candidates for this process either, since they need an attorney to protect their interest and the mediator is a neutral party that will not give legal advice to the litigants.