Mediation is empowering. I thoroughly enjoy providing mediation services, and have been certified in mediation since becoming an attorney in 2000. Mediation is an excellent way to resolve the difficult problems raised in a divorce, separation or paternity cases. Creative solutions that benefit all members of the family are pursued in the mediation process, and substantial family resources are conserved. Mediation clients report satisfaction after mediation is concluded, and mediation often results in more respectful, cooperative co-parenting relationships. If mediation is a possibility for you and your spouse or partner, I highly recommend you try this route first, before pursuing more expensive, conflict driven litigation.