I really appreciate all that people have done to prepare for it and I like telling people about mediation. If you know anyone who has gone through divorce, it is really a painful process.
Mediation is the least painful option to manage the situation. It takes into account the feelings of the participants and makes more likely a good parenting situation post-divorce. I am biased because I have seen couples who get chewed up and spit out by the court system.
I know lawyers and judges dislike how awful litigation is.
Most couples don't have enough money to make it to court and the ones who make it to court regret going to court. It's just ugly.
Why not get a Divorce, avoid a ton of unnecessary pain in the process and save money by doing it. That's why I am doing so much training and reading and helping to make people aware of mediation.