In divorce mediation, a third party is usually hired first. This profession is someone who maintains a neutral stance, and he is referred to as the mediator. This mediator must determine if your case is worth it, taking in the corresponding merits and issues presented by the parties. In the first few sessions, getting to talk to your mediator is always a must.
Establishing a certain degree of trust is necessary, because after all, he will be responsible for knowing what your needs are and what must be settled. The moment he knows the concerns of both parties, he or she will present solutions to both parties, and when they agree, the mediator will prepare an agreement to be signed by the spouses.