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Who knows your family better than you? Mediation empowers you to decide how your case is resolved. However, this isn’t as easy as it sounds. You need a mediator that has the skill, experience, and knowledge to help you bridge the gap and negotiate a compromise. Attorney Josh Martell has that experience. Contact us today to schedule a mediation in your family law matter.
Finding Common Ground: Divorce Mediation in Florida Promotes Amicable Solutions
Mediation in divorce proceedings is a non-adversarial dispute resolution process used in Florida to help couples reach agreements on various issues without going to court. It is a voluntary and confidential process where a neutral third-party mediator facilitates communication between the divorcing spouses to help them find common ground and negotiate mutually acceptable solutions. Mediation can address all aspects of the divorce, such as property division, alimony, child custody, and child support.
In Florida, mediation is often mandated in family law cases, including divorce, before the court will schedule a final hearing. This requirement encourages parties to attempt to resolve their disputes amicably and can save time and money by avoiding lengthy court battles. The mediator does not make decisions for the couple; rather, they assist in facilitating productive discussions, clarifying misunderstandings, and exploring creative solutions that consider the best interests of all parties involved, especially any children affected by the divorce.
Mediation is generally viewed as a beneficial alternative to litigation, as it allows divorcing couples to retain more control over their outcomes and fosters a cooperative approach rather than a confrontational one. It can promote open communication, reduce animosity, and foster a more positive co-parenting relationship post-divorce. For those considering mediation in their divorce proceedings, consulting with a family law attorney is essential to understand the process, legal implications, and ensure their rights are protected throughout the mediation process.