Separation or Divorce in Your Future? Why Not Try Mediation? the mediation process can lead to: Saving time and money. Staying in control of your life. Improved communication with your spouse. Enhancing your own sense of what is important to you. Resolving long-standing family disputes. Developing methods of conflict resolution that will help your ongoing relationship. The collaborative approach to separation and divorce can lead to protecting the dignity, integrity, and long-term best interests of your family. negotiate in a principled, dignified and respectful manner. resolve family law disputes without going to court until a final agreement is reached. reach creative resolutions that best meet the goals and priorities or both parties.