Conflict between individuals can be settled through a number of strategies, such as therapy and counselling. A particular dispute which needs dire resolution is often facilitated through mediation. Mediation aims to achieve, if possible, a mutually acceptable resolution.

Mediation between divorced parents focuses on the communication between the parties and providing the necessary tools to improve productive styles of negotiation. Furthermore, different aspects of mediation include divorce and family mediation, step-parent mediation and child-parent mediation.