||Mediation complies with relevant legislation which aims to limit the amount of trauma the child experiences during episodes of family conflict or divorce. During a divorce agreement between the parties, an alternative dispute resolution process (such as mediation) ensures that the best interests of the child/children are taken into account as stipulated by the Children’s Act 38 of 2005. The process is mostly successful as the Mediator is a facilitator to the parties’ decisions. An important aspect to note is that the child is given a voice during the process and the parties are encouraged to find practical solutions to enable strong relationships between both parents and their child/children. Family disputes other than divorce agreements are also successfully resolved via the mediation process.