For example, a court will send parents who disagree over parental responsibilities, parenting time, and other child-related issues to mediation. Depending on the county, mediation services might be offered for free, or the court will divide the cost between the divorcing spouses. Even if spouses are required to pay the fees, a court can order mediation for a reduced fee or no fee.
A court may also decide to send a couple to mediation for other divorce issues, like issues with debts, assets, and money.
For more information, please see this video on Mediation.