Divorce Mediation

About The Process

Mediation may be used to settle isues which may arise during or after a divorce case. Mediation may be voluntary or court ordered. Modernly in Florida, even if your are represented by an attorney, most family courts now require mediation before the case goes to final judgment. If you are represented, your attorney will usually arrange for mediation in your case. If you are not represented, you may arrange for mediation directly with us. Divorce mediation provides [you] the option to work directly with your spouse, on how you want to split your assets, settle your debts, and parent your minor children.

A divorce mediation case typically requires two (sometimes three) meetings, with the divorce mediator, attorneys, and the divorcing couple. The complexity of the issues will ultimately determine the actual number, and length of the meetings. Each meeting is usually booked for three hours, with a two hour minimum. Mediation sessions are informal, relaxed, safe, and confidential.

During mediation we help you work out the issues you are having problems with, and reduce to writing, the things you have agreed to with each other. Agreements reached in mediation are binding and may be incorporated into your overall marital settlement agreement, and final judgment.

What to Expect

• You can expect a safe, relaxed, and non-judgmental atmosphere at our firm
• Mediations are conducted by experienced Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Circuit Civil Mediators
• Our office will work with all the parties to schedule a convenient day and time for the mediation to occur
• If you are represented, you or your attorney may schedule the mediation with us
• If you are self-represented (pro se) you may schedule the mediation directly with us
• You do not need a court order to schedule mediation with us
• On the day of the actual mediation all the parties will meet with the mediator
• The mediator does not make any decisions for you or your spouse
• The mediator will work with each party in an effort to resolve, and find common ground for possible agreement
• The agreements reached in mediation will be reduced to writing and signed by the parties

Important Points to Remember

• Mediation is non-adversarial, informal, confidential, and empowering
• You are in charge of the outcome during mediation
• All decisions are mutual
• You do not have to agree on all the issues
• Mediating your divorce is in the best interest of your children. Because [you] get to make all the decisions which ultimately affect the lives of [your] children
• Mediation saves your hard earned money

Related Services

Attend the required Parenting Class for Divorce
Child Support
Spousal Support
Parenting Plans
Marital Settlement Agreements
Pensions & 401K

Next Steps

• Request to schedule your case
• Review our fee schedule


 

 

27212 Foamflower Blvd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
(813) 907-8961