A single Dad I know told me about his experience with the Family Court mediator.
He was summoned in first to talk to the mediator. The conversation lasted about five minutes. Then he was ushered out and the Mum was summoned in. The Dad waited outside for approximately 45 minutes.
Then the Dad was summoned in again. The female mediator said to him: "Look, this is what we have decided..."
The Dad objected to the manner of decision-making. His objections were ignored. He walked out.