An Southern California Divorce Attorney writes:
Divorce is more costly and is involuntary at times. In a divorce one party can serve the other and although it can be delayed it cannot be prevented. The process takes a minimum of six months for a divorce to be official. With mediation on the other hand, both parties are there voluntarily and are trying to work toward a solution that both find fair and reasonable. In addition, there is a third party who remains neutral and unbiased during the entire mediation session. Parties can feel that they have more of a say in what goes on during a mediation session.