Winning Divorce Strategies

Winning Divorce Strategies – Mediation

Almost every case involving divorce in Florida must submit to mediation prior to going to trial.  A mediation is where the parties, and their lawyers appear at the office of a professional mediator in an attempt to reach a settlemnet. The parties are normally separated into different rooms, with their lawyers. The mediator goes back and forth between the rooms with settlement proposals until either as settlement is reached, or the parties impase. A good mediator will not try to force a settlement upon either party, but will offer some insight as to the advisability of a certain course of action and whether the party might be successful in court.  Often parties appear at mediation seeking an outcome that they could not possibly expect on their best day in court.  A good mediation outcome is where neither party leaves the mediators office feeling like they won. About 80 percent of cases can be successfully settled at mediation. This saves the parties significant fees and costs associated with trial. Any legal matter is settled either by agreement or at a trial. So mediation is the parties opportunity to settle by agreement. If no agreement is reached, then they have little option other than a trial, which is costly, time consuming, and may not happen for several months or longer after the mediation.

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