Divorce Mediation refers to negotiations between parties that are managed by a neutral mediator in a confidential and private setting. This may also be called Family Mediation, for example, where parties are unmarried but share children. This neutral divorce mediator / family mediator does not judge the parties, does not offer legal advice to the parties and does not bring personal opinions or biases to the negotiations. The mediator provides the structure for addressing relevant issues such as child custody, child support, alimony, and the use of or division of debts and property such as the family home, personal property, bank accounts, retirement accounts, to arrive at a fair, equitable, and practical Agreements. The mediator assures that each party is heard, helps the parties generate useful and creative options for agreement and may assist the parties in reducing their agreements into writing. The process is voluntary. The divorce mediator / family mediator cannot reveal the substance of the negotiations and must keep all communications confidential, subject to a few exceptions by law.