Mediation is a process whereby both you and your former partner will meet with one mediator who will explore options and help you come to an agreement. The mediator is not there to give you legal advice but can provide information to help you negotiate a solution to your dispute. Mediation can be used for example where one party has started divorce proceedings, and there is a particular issue that both parties wish to reach an agreement upon, such as arrangements for the children. The mediation process can be going along at the same time as any other divorce proceedings, and as part of a traditional negotiation process.