If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably toying with the idea of keeping your divorce from becoming a five alarm fire.

A very smart idea – if you can get your spouse to go along. It can save you a fortune and you can reach a settlement you crafted-not an overpaid lawyer (or two).

The mediation process can begin even before any court action has been filed. Ask your potential mediators how this can be done.

Remember – if the mediation doesn’t work the way you expected, you’re still free to fight it out in court (with those two lawyers!).