The issues resolved in family mediation are divorce, separation, property distribution, alimony, spousal support, child support, child custody and schedules, life insurance, parenting plans and coordination, etc. The divorce litigation process can be taxing and stressful on spouses and families as well as expensive and time consuming. Divorce attorneys often have trouble getting past contentious issues in the process as they are not practiced in the art of negotiation and compromise. Family mediators can help at any time, even before the divorce process starts, and help everyone move past the issues they are stuck on. Family mediation is much less time-consuming and costly.