Seeking Mediation in FL?
A South Florida Divorce Attorney Can Walk You Through the Process
An increasing number of couples seeking a
divorce are using mediation to resolve their differences instead of litigation.
The process enables both parties to work together to create agreements
regarding the division of their property, alimony,
child custody, support and
visitation. A divorce mediator is also involved in the process, and provides whatever
guidance is needed for the ex-spouses to reach a settlement agreement.
The court generally prefers this approach to a divorce, as it is based
on agreed upon compromises. When there are disagreements that can't
be sorted out, a judge will decide the terms of the settlement. This can
result in court orders that neither party agrees with, which can worsen
an already difficult situation.
If you are considering a divorce,
contact a South Florida divorce lawyer from our firm to discuss the use of mediation to help you accomplish your divorce objectives.
How Mediation Best Benefits You
Because your case will not be heard before a judge, you can avoid many
of the contentious and argumentative battles that can take place during
court-processed divorce settlements. Typically, mediation is fairly straightforward
and can move the process forward more efficiently.
Here are other added benefits of mediation:
- Less stress and speeder resolution
- Saved expense on court and legal fees
- Can still address visitation and custody matters
- Can still address property and debt division
In a mediation, the role of the attorney moves from a legal representative
to an impartial advisor for to facilitate negotiations. The attorney also
handles any necessary documents and paperwork to make sure that these
are accurately filled out and turned in by the deadlines. Also, they prepare
the final agreements and settlements to be carried out.
In these types of cases, it is important to hire a lawyer who understands
the role of a mediator. Some attorneys may agree to take on a mediation
case, but may not be appropriately suited for the role. It could be because
they are more experienced as litigators and do not have the know-how to
skillfully handle mediation. That is why is vital that you hire an attorney
with expertise in mediation. Our South Florida divorce lawyers are standing
by and ready to help!
Obtain our mediation services today!
Hager, Schwartz & Ross, P.A. is a respected
family law firm that provides mediation services to couples that are intending to
divorce. Attorneys at our firm are extremely knowledgeable in divorce
laws and trained mediators. Creating agreements with your ex-spouse out
of court can save you both time and money, and will usually result in
greater satisfaction with the outcome of your settlement. Our firm can
go over all of the steps involved in the mediation process, and answer
any questions you have regarding divorce laws and procedures. We are seasoned
legal professionals that will listen carefully to your situation, and
help you through the divorce process.
Contact a South Florida divorce attorney
for mediation assistance if you are planning to divorce.