Many people think going to trial is the only way to end a marriage, but that’s certainly not the case. Mediation is one alternative to going to trial and it has many benefits. Couples who finalize their divorce in mediation can avoid expensive legal fees, lengthy trials, and the stress of a legal dispute.

It can also help parents who are divorcing remain on good terms, which makes it easier to co-parent their children. Some couples are not cut out for mediation, but if you and your spouse are willing to cooperate and compromise, mediation may be the right choice for you.