Divorce Mediation

About The Process

Mediation is frequently used to help settle issues which arise during any stage of the divorce process. Divorce mediation provides [you] the option to work directly with your spouse, on how you [both] want to divide your assets, settle your debts, and parent your minor children.

A divorce mediation case typically requires two (sometimes three) meetings with the divorce mediator. 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. Signed agreements reached in mediation are binding, and 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
• Divorce mediations are conducted by an experienced Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator
• 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 shall 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 are 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

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Related Services

Child Support
Spousal Support
Parenting & Time Sharing Plans
Marital Settlement Agreements
Pensions & 401K Retirement Plans
Required Parenting Class for Divorce

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