The article focuses on reporting and analyzing information gathered from a study concerning the identification and effect of Intimate Partner Abuse (IPA) on mediation. The study involved pairs of husbands and wives who were mandated to attend divorce mediation and considered whether the outcome of mediation was impacted by IPA. The study quantified the frequency within the participant group of different behaviors categorized as IPA (psychological abuse, physical abuse, escalated physical abuse, sexual abuse). Following a description of the study's findings, analysis of the implications and policy recommendations are included. Specifically, the author expresses concern with the limited role that mediation has in ensuring victim protection within a mediated agreement. It also emphasizes that mediators should assess the psychological impact of IPA on the victim's ability and desire to fairly negotiate a long-term legal agreement. Finally, mediators should focus on ensuring that parents are aware of the psychological consequences of IPA for all members of the family, along with how to remedy the impact of abuse.