Sprint/Nextel has a humorous new commercial (embedded below) which posits what the world would be like if loggers ran things. The context of the commercial is loggers making decisions (and carrying them out) in a divorce. While the commercial is “cute”, the analogues to real life are there. Do you want others to make important decisions for you, or would you rather make them yourself?
A mediator can help the parties communicate and assist them in making their own decisions…unless of course, you want your house/boat sawed in half.