Mediation is a voluntary process, so no one can be forced to mediate. However, a reluctant spouse can usually be persuaded, eventually, that it is in his or her best interest to mediate. It takes time, and sometimes, more time. It is not uncommon for one spouse to be ready to plunge ahead, and get everything settled, while the other spouse is not ready to even say the word “divorce”. Frequently, a no-obligation phone call with a mediator, to explain and de-mystify the process, is enough to encourage the reluctant spouse to meet in person with the mediator and the other party for a free consultation about mediation. To schedule a free consultation with Georgia Daniels, please call 626.441.1900.