During mediation, both sides will be given time to discuss all of the issues of the divorce, including property division, alimony, child custody, and child support. The discussions during mediation are confidential. Therefore, each party can discuss the divorce issues openly and honestly with the mediator without the fear that what they say may be later used against them in court. If the parties are unable to reach an agreement on all aspects of the divorce, the remaining issues will be decided by a Florida family law judge. The issues that were resolved during mediation will not have to be litigated in court. Therefore, even if mediation does not resolve 100% of the divorce issues, it can still save valuable time and money.
If you and your spouse still have a friendly relationship, you may want to consider mediation. Mediation is often less expensive and time consuming than litigating a divorce in court. However, mediation is not right for everyone. If you are considering mediation, contact us to speak with a Tampa divorce lawyer at our firm to find out if mediation might be a good solution for your needs.
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The divorce attorneys at Florida Law Advisers, P.A. are experienced in divorce mediation and all divorce matters. We are passionate about finding innovative, cost effective ways to protect our clients’ rights. Whether a couple mutually agrees to the terms of a divorce or are engaged in a fierce battle for their property and child custody rights, Florida Law Advisers, P.A. can help. If you are contemplating filing for divorce, or your spouse has already filed for divorce, call us to schedule a free consultation with a Tampa divorce lawyer at our firm.