Divorce mediation can be a good idea for couples who have come to a standstill with their negotiations. Oftentimes, it's hard to get past the negative emotions that come with divorce. You might feel that you lash out more often than you'd usually do or that your spouse is being petty.
These are real problems during divorce, but mediation can help. Mediation has a few benefits for couples who struggle to communicate. For example, mediation means that a third party is there in the room with you to guide the conversation. This helps you stay on track and helps avoid outbursts and conflict.
If there is a dispute, the mediator can take control of the situation and help you work through the dispute in a step-by-step manner, so that it's easier to overcome it without a breakdown in communication. This can help you resolve your divorce much faster than if you simply refuse to talk about the things that you're disputing.
Another great benefit of mediation is that it does help you learn to work through disagreements. This is particularly important if you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse share children. You don't want to end up in court or at the mediator every time you disagree on an aspect of your child's life, so learning the best coping methods and ways to work through disputes now can be extremely beneficial in the future as well.
Our site has more on divorce mediation and why it can be helpful to couples in your situation. If you're willing to negotiate, it can be a good solution.