What Should I Do if My Spouse Is Not Cooperating During Mediation?
Divorce mediation works best if both parties are equally invested in achieving an agreement outside of the courtroom. This requires some degree of cooperation on the part of each spouse. However, in some cases, this cooperation is hard to come by, especially if there has been a significant breakdown in communication and one spouse simply refuses to be cordial with the other.
Divorce mediators are highly skilled at creating a positive environment for constructive discussions and guiding people toward agreements, even in difficult situations. You should do everything you can to make a good faith effort at communicating with your spouse. Both of you should focus on your children first and foremost, and remain civil.
However, in some cases, you might simply need to abandon the mediation process and head to the courtroom. Here are a few examples of such situations.
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