Helping families work through dispute with each member in conflict. A problem-solving process to help people resolve family conflict resulting from a relationship breakdown. A mediator assists families to clearly define their issues and reach agreement on those issues in a productive way. Separation is always a difficult and emotional time. If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement on your own, a mediator may be able to help you communicate better with each other and reach an agreement. Mediators are neutral third parties who can help you agree on a variety of issues, including support payments, the division of property, or custody of and access to your children.