Mediation

Mediation - can be facilitative, or evaluative, or both. In facilitative mediation, a mediator encourages the parties settle issues such as property and debt division, spousal support, custody, parenting time, and child support. In evaluative mediation, the mediator provides a recommendation for use resolving unsettled issues. Although a court can order the parties to participate in mediation, mediation settlement occurs only with the parties' mutual agreement.