Mediation can be helpful depending on the nature of the issues.

A mediator is a trained professional, such as a childcare professional or a family lawyer, who provides assistance with a negotiation. Depending on the level of conflict and/or the difficulty of the issues, mediation can be conducted with each partner’s lawyer present or not.

Your lawyer should handle mediation of financial issues, as it is inadvisable to mediate financial terms with a childcare professional.