The atmosphere is completely different. It is collaboration or working together toward solutions, as opposed to an adversarial approach where one party often feels “the winner” or the “the loser.”
Your feelings and values are honoured and respected.
There is usually less animosity in this process and therefore can be much easier on the children.
The process is relatively fast and efficient, and therefore, less costly than litigation.
It can be far less stressful and anxiety producing.
You don’t go to court (and incur significant court expenses)