Have you ever tried to have a conversation with your spouse only to go round and round in circles without resolving the issue? Mediation is helpful when you and your spouse both have the ability to advocate on your own behalf, but could benefit from a more structured process in order to be productive in your settlement talks. A mediator is an impartial and balanced third party that helps a divorcing couple gather information, communicate your ideas, explore options, negotiate differences and come to mutually acceptable agreements. A mediator keeps the parties on track and moving forward. A mediator can provide information about the law, but cannot give legal advice to one spouse or the other. By providing information, a mediator helps you clarify your options to give you an opportunity to make a well thought out decision.