If you both agree to mediation, you will be asked to sign an Agreement to Mediate, which includes a declaration that you agree to be open and honest with each other and not do anything which might pre-judge the outcome of the discussion. Mediation remains a voluntary process, and either of you is free to withdraw from it at any time. The mediator also reserves the right to withdraw from mediation if it becomes clear, for whatever reason, that further progress is unlikely to be made.