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Is mediation required?

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Yes, mediation can be required in your case. For instance, divorce cases filed in Hillsborough, Pinellas, or Pasco County have local rules requiring mediation as part of the case.

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How much does mediation cost?

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Private mediators typically charge between $150 – $250 per hour. The courthouse in your area may also offer mediation services at a reduced rate. If the court does have a mediation program, the fee will usually be on a sliding scale based on your income.

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What is mediation?

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Mediation is intended to help the parties end litigation and reach an agreement. Mediation involves the use of a neutral, independent mediator who is approved by the Court. The mediator is not associated with either party in the case, they are completely independent. The mediator should listen to both sides and propose solutions to… Read More »

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Do I need a lawyer for mediation?

By Florida Law Advisers, P.A. |

It is not required to have a lawyer at mediation, but it is recommended to do so. The mediator is not permitted to provide legal advice or advocate on your behalf, they must remain neutral. You may need someone at your side who knows the law and can negotiate on your behalf.

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