A formally-trained mediator facilitates negotiation between a couple as a neutral third-party to assist in resolving same issues as Collaborative method. Courts routinely order a mediation before a hearing to allow parties to work through their differences and reach a settlement.
The end product should be a memorandum of understanding or marital settlement agreement (MOU/MSA) that can be taken to clients’ own attorney(s) to use in filing a formal divorce agreement in court.
Other professionals can be brought in as needed. Co-Mediation is variant whereby two professionals serve to mediate together, e.g., an attorney and either a financial professional or mental health professional/coach.