Mediation – Mediation helps couples work things out together. During mediation you and your former partner, helped by an impartial trained mediator will talk through the issues and work out what is best for you and any children. Mediators are neutral and will not take sides. So they cannot give advice to either you or your former partner. Most people going through meditation also each use a lawyer to take advice during the process and to make sure that their agreements are fair and legally binding.