Mediation is a dispute settlement process run by a trained third party, called a mediator. Pre-suit Divorce Mediation is intended to bring two parties together to reach a resolution in an attempt to avoid taking their divorce to court. Mediation is the pro-family approach to divorce because it is affordable, less time consuming, less emotionally draining, and can spare your family unnecessary heartache and scars.
One, or both, parties can choose to move forward with, or without, attorneys involved in the mediation process.
Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators (I am one) are experienced professionals with knowledge of divorce who are specifically trained in facilitating fair mediated agreements. Mediators are trained to be neutral and impartial and do not represent either party; rather, mediators guide couples through the entire process to resolve all the issues related to a divorce.
My goal is for both parties to feel that their concerns are heard and addressed, making it easier to achieve a civilized conclusion and positive life after divorce. With a peaceful method for resolution, you can spend your energy focusing on a positive and productive future full of opportunities.
In mediation, we address issues such as:
- Division of property
- Marital assets and liabilities
- Child Support
- Financial disclosures of the parties
- Alimony / spousal support
We will go over all items relating to your children such as:
- Time sharing schedules
- Co-parenting plans
- Parental responsibilities
- Visitation arrangements
- Education costs
- Child support guideline forms
Additional topics may include, and are not limited to:
- Health Insurance
- Retirement Benefits
- Life Insurance
- Disability Insurance
- Qualified Domestic Retirement Orders
- Post-separation disputes