Resolving disputes by mediation is often in the best interest of the entire family. Mediation is a process of negotiation with the aid of a trained professional to help resolve disputes. If both parties and their attorneys are committed to settling a case, even the most serious disagreements can be resolved wit the assistance of an experienced mediator. Mediating a case gives each party a degree of control that is not present at trial. Taking a case to trial can escalate the conflict between the parties, and it is expensive.