The mediator acts as a neutral third party, helping to identify and resolve any and all pertinent issues in a particular divorce. The mediator does not represent the interest of either party individually, but rather works towards fair settlement of all issues with both parties in mind–searching for a workable middle ground on particular issues, as well as in the divorce as a whole. A particular strength of mediation is the flexibility with which the mediator can operate. The mediator is free to find creative approaches and unique solutions to the parties’ specific disputes in a way that would be much more restricted in court or at trial. Mediators, however, do not make decisions. He or she is not a judge. Ultimately settlement can only be reached by agreement of both parties.
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