You can always use a mediator. If your divorce involves complex issues, though, the trick is to find the right mediator.
The first thing you need to do is to identify what kinds of issues you have. If your complex issues involve your children, or parenting issues, then a mediator with a background in social work or psychology may best serve you. That kind of training will help the mediator deal with the heavy emotions that will undoubtedly arise when you’re trying to resolve parenting and child-based issues.
Karen A. Covy, J.D. is a divorce attorney and family law mediator in Chicago Illinois . She is the author of When Happily Ever After Ends, How to Survive Your Divorce Emotionally, Financially and Legally.