When it comes to a divorce settlement, mediation is one of the most common methods used. Since you and your spouse control the process instead of the Courts, it’s crucial you start as early as possible. Going through mediation may also help to improve the communication between you and your spouse, which not only makes the divorce process smoother from the very beginning, but it can even help prevent conflicts in the future.
There are some individuals who prefer to drag the divorce procedure out in hopes of hurting their spouse. But, those who want to come to an agreement quickly and amicably may benefit from utilizing the mediation process to its full potential.
Spouses who work with a mediator , a third-party person neutral to both sides, will receive advice and information that can be used to facilitate a settlement between the parties. It can take some clients many sessions with a mediator to reach an agreement , but other clients may only require one or two meetings.
Another reason couples choose mediation is that they want to be the ones to decide what happens with their case, rather than leave their fate up to a Judge. Many times, one or both parties face disappointment when the Judge doesn’t end up seeing things the same way they do. While a Judge may help obtain a settlement, the resolution of the case is controlled by the rulings of the Court, rather than the parties involved in earlier mediation .
Due to every couple’s varying circumstances, mediation may not be the best option for your case. It’s best to speak with a family law attorney who can protect your interests, advocate fiercely on your behalf and in general assist you through the mediation process and aggressively represent you in the courtroom if mediation does not resolve all of the issues in your case. For more information, or to arrange an initial consultation, please call The Roberts Family Law Firm, P.A. at 407-426-6999. Our office is located in Downtown Orlando and we represent clients throughout Central Florida. We offer free parking to our clients.