People often approach divorce proceedings thinking they have a choice between agreeing on everything and filing for an uncontested divorce, or having to battle out any disagreements in the courtroom. Many states, including Missouri, promote divorce mediation as an alternative way to resolve disputes without engaging in financially and emotionally draining litigation.
A divorce mediator acts as a neutral third party to facilitate discussion and compromise concerning contentious issues. Even couples who have trouble communicating can benefit from mediation. Working with a mediator can allow the couple to deescalate emotional tension and stay focused on productive discussion.