Land O’Lakes Mediation Lawyer
When it comes to Florida divorce, there are parties who can agree on everything, those who dispute everything, and many more that fall somewhere in between. If you fall in this third category, it is reassuring to know that you may not have to go through litigation on the important issues involved with divorce. Florida law allows for mediation to resolve disputes, and it is typically required in any case where the parties cannot reach common ground. For parties that are close together on agreement, mediation may be a way to achieve an accord while maintaining control over the divorce process.
Because mediation is just as important as any other aspect of Florida divorce, it is wise to retain a skilled Land O’Lakes mediation lawyer for assistance. Our team at The Law Office of Laurie R. Chane has the knowledge and experience to protect your interests, so please contact us to set up a consultation. We can explain how mediation can deliver benefits for your specific situation, and a summary may also be helpful.
Summary of the Mediation Process
When you think of the varied and numerous issues you will face in divorce, you can probably guess that it will not be possible for parties to agree on every detail. Mediation is ordered by the court in cases where settlement discussions have stalled regarding property division, alimony, and child custody and support. There are two factors that make mediation an effective way to resolve divorce disputes:
- The proceeding is non-adversarial and somewhat relaxed, creating an atmosphere where the parties are more likely to be open to compromise.
- The mediation professional also plays a crucial role, as this person is specially trained in techniques to encourage productive conversation and facilitate agreement.
There are considerable benefits to mediation, as well as a specialized subset of mediation called collaborative divorce. It is less costly and time-consuming than a trial, and can often be completed in a day. Plus, parties are more likely to be on amicable terms after mediation as opposed to a bitter, contested hearing. This can be a very important benefit for parents who will continue to have a relationship as they raise their children together.
Our Mediation Services
At The Law Office of Laurie R. Chane, our Land O’Lakes mediation attorneys have extensive experience representing clients throughout the mediation process. Even as we guide you in efforts to reach an agreement, we will protect your rights in connection with asset division, spousal support, and issues related to minor children. If the mediation process is successful, we will prepare the necessary documents and court orders. In cases where mediation does not resolve all disputes, we will continue to counsel you through remaining divorce matters.
Get Legal Help from a Land O’Lakes Mediation Lawyer
For more information on mediation in Florida divorce, please contact The Law Office of Laurie R. Chane today. You can set up a consultation with a mediation attorney by calling 352-567-0055 or going online. We serve clients throughout Pasco County, and we look forward to working with you.