Boca Raton Mediation
Family law cases are often some of the most contentious and difficult cases for all parties involved. Whether you are filing for divorce and anticipating complications when it comes to property division, or if you have minor children and are concerned about a tough child custody case, you should consider the benefits of family mediation. For many people in Florida who are facing a family law issue, mediation can be incredibly helpful and can allow all parties involved to reach an acceptable resolution. To learn more, you should get in touch with a mediation lawyer at our firm.
What is Family Mediation?
Mediation is one type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). According to Florida law, mediation “means a process whereby a neutral third person called a mediator acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute between two or more parties.” To be clear, the parties involved in the dispute will meet with a mediator, who is a neutral third party. It is important to understand that the mediator will not issue a final decision or ruling in your dispute, but rather will help to facilitate communication between the parties.
In family law mediation, a mediator can help the parties resolve a dispute about the division of marital property, or how parents will share in child custody and time-sharing. In order for the outcome of mediation to be binding, the parties must enter into a legal agreement about the resolution. If mediation does not end up working, the parties can still go before a judge to have their family law dispute resolved.
Benefits of Boca Raton Family Mediation
There are many benefits to mediation, including but not limited to the following:
- Mediation tends to result in much faster results than taking a dispute to court;
- Mediation is more cost-effective since parties can resolve disputes in less time and avoid lengthy court hearings;
- Parties have the ability to have much more control over the resolution of the dispute since they ultimately come to a resolution through communication, instead of having a judge make a final decision about how the case will be resolved; and
- Parties in family law disputes are able to improve their communication skills with one another, which can be beneficial in the long run particularly for parents who share minor children.
Our experienced Boca Raton mediation attorneys can speak with you today about the benefits of setting up family mediation. You should know that you will still have your attorney with you, and that you will not be bound by anything that comes out of the mediation unless you are able to reach an agreement that is satisfying to you.
Contact a Boca Raton Mediation Attorney
When you are going through a complicated or difficult family law case, you should speak with a Boca Raton mediation attorney about whether family mediation could be helpful to you. For many people, mediation can provide a quicker and more cost-effective solution while also allowing for greater control over the outcome. Contact The Law Offices of Caroline Olson, P.A. for more information about Florida family mediation.