During mediation, an impartial third person, called a mediator, helps you find points of agreement so you can settle your conflicts. Mediators do not act as a judges, making decisions for you, but instead work with you to resolve conflict by helping you to arrive at your own decisions and compromises.
Many counties in Texas require couples to go through mediation before attending the final hearing for their divorce. Even in counties where mediation is not required, at times, judges order couples to mediation ─ especially when their disagreements seem resolvable. Even complex disagreements that may seem unresolvable are often resolved though the mediation process.