Mediation is a confidential process in which both parties meet with a neutral, trained professional mediator. The parties and the mediator work together to reach agreements on the issues in their case. The mediator helps parties communicate and resolve issues about property, support, custody, parenting time, etc.
Mediation is confidential, meaning that nothing that is discussed in the mediation meeting can be testified to in court, and the mediator cannot be called as a witness.
If parties reach an agreement, the mediator writes out a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing the terms of the agreement. That MOU is then submitted to the court or to the attorneys for the parties. The parties also receive a copy.