Divorce mediation can be a viable alternative to the divorce process, which is time consuming, difficult and expensive. Mediation requires a commitment from both sides to make the process work. In addition, the choice of mediator can be problematic. Generally, the mediator should have knowledge of divorce law and should have some negotiation training. Often, a social worker or psychologist can be helpful. The goal of the mediation process should be to arrive at an agreement which can be incorporated into a separation agreement.