It is not a secret on how the court system can be when it comes to family issues.
The process of going to court can be long and unending without meaningful progress.
It is different from our family mediation team. We care and focus on maintaining cordiality in the family, on balancing the interest of the parties and have a situation where everybody is a winner.
The formalities present in the court does not apply in family mediation; the process is faster and informal.
Mediation of family dispute is more common than you can imagine.
It is common practice that when married couples have issues, they resort to a respected person who can be a friend, religious leader, family, who then attempts to resolve issues.
One downside to this is that confidentiality is not guaranteed; they usually pick sides based on favourites, the party with the most convincing story and who can play the victim card better.