Mediation is a cooperative, problem-solving process that gives couples the opportunity to control the decisions that will affect their future. Mediation allows couples to deal with their separation or divorce outside of a courtroom setting, and usually is less costly
Unfortunately, some people have heard negative stories about mediation
Read about the 10 mediation myths here:
"Women do worse in mediation than men."
Genell Greenberg, MSW, Esq., has a dual background in social work and law. She practices in Del Mar, California, where she specializes in family law and divorce mediation. "In my experience," she says, "women are just as successful as men at mediation. The concern that women may be at a disadvantage arises from two myths: 'women don't know
--or they are unable to learn --about financial issues,' and 'women will always give in to keep the peace.'"
Your mediator, who is an impartial professional, should create a safe environment that won't allow either of you to get "ripped off."