Pioneered in the late 1970s by Gary Friedman and other California attorneys, mediation has boomed to become the preferred alternative to standard divorce practice. Mediation is sane, economical, fair, and legal, an innovative process that is the last act of partnership between a married couple. In A GUIDE TO DIVORCE MEDIATION, Mr. Friedman lists four criteria necessary for every couple about to enter into mediation: motivation to mediate, self-responsibility, willingness to disagree, and willingness to agree. He explains the ground rules, the legal ramifications, and where to find a mediator. Also included are 12 detailed case studies to show how in almost all instances mediation has succeeded with a variety of personalities and situations.