While most divorce mediation is done by attorneys, your mediator could also be a mental health professional or a financial professional. A mental health professional, referred to sometimes as a “coach” and sometimes as a “co-parenting counselor”, can help you create your parenting plan and facilitate your conversation even when there are no kids. The coach can help with communication issues, which enables you to participate effectively in the divorce process, and where there are kids, help you with specific co-parenting issues. A financial professional also can serve as a neutral facilitator, educating one or both of you about your finances, and helping you to craft a secure financial future.