There’s a very good chance that when you and your spouse decide it’s time to call your marriage quits, it’s because you don’t see eye to eye on a few things. That means you might not both agree on the best path forward.

You may feel that mediation makes the most sense for your family’s situation, while your spouse may be leaning toward traditional divorce court, or litigation. If they are on the fence about joining you in mediation before heading to court, you still might be able to convince them to give it a shot.