Law Offices of Manuel Fajardo Articles How Mediation can Facilitate Your Florida Divorce

How Mediation can Facilitate Your Florida Divorce

By Law Offices of Manuel Fajardo  Jul. 8, 2013 11:29a

In Florida, you can have the option of divorce mediation as opposed to courtroom litigation. Divorce mediation offers a less costly, less time-consuming, more private and causative alternative. This alternative can also be much less emotionally draining and stressful. You will not be subject to the calendar and schedule of the court nor the discretion of a judge who only knows you from court appearances. Your divorce settlement will be arranged and agreed upon by you and your spouse in private sessions through your own efforts.

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers describes mediation as the formal attempt to assist couples in creating a settlement of their dispute. The mediator is a third, neutral party who conducts conferences between the parties, helping them to identify the issues and their ideas concerning them and assisting them in finding acceptable compromises that lead to viable settlement solutions. Mediators do not make decisions for the people they are assisting. Mediation sessions are confidential and nothing you say in a mediation session can be used against you later in a courtroom should you be unsuccessful in reaching an agreement. Mediation puts you in control of the settlement process.

In contrast, resolving your divorce through courtroom litigation puts you at effect of a judge's decisions. You have no control over his or her decision and must comply with whatever terms you are given.

Mediation Attorney in Tampa, Florida

Not every attorney is a trained mediator who can help you take control of decisions that may affect you for many years to come. At the Law Offices of Manuel Fajardo, serving the greater Tampa area, you have the option of divorce mediation. With the help of Mr. Fajardo in this service, you will likely have a stronger opportunity for resolving your divorce or any other family law dispute in a way that is beneficial to you and your family.

The firm offers mediation services as well as legal representation in all types of divorce and family law matters, including alimony, child custody and support, cohabitation agreements, prenuptial agreements, paternity cases, legal separation, military divorce, modifications and enforcements of court orders, relocation, visitation rights, and more. Legal services may be obtained in English or fluent Spanish. The firm also provides a free, initial consultation in which you can discuss your legal matter with an attorney to get a basic orientation on what is involved in your case. Contact the firm to take advantage of this case evaluation so that you can move forward in resolving your family law issue as soon as possible.

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