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Daytona Beach Divorce Mediation

Daytona Beach Divorce Mediation

In Florida, the courts require that each party attend mediation prior to a court hearing being set.  A successful result at mediation is often the most satisfactory outcome for each party. Mediation is a process whereby both parties attempt to reach a mutual agreement of the issues by using the services of a neutral third party (mediator). Resolving a case in mediation is generally less expensive; since resolving a case in court usually result in greater attorney’s fees and overall costs. Clients usually find it far more satisfying to have input in resolving their issues, whether custody, time-sharing, child and spousal support, or the division of property, assets or debts rather than having a judge make these decisions for them. If the parties reach an agreement the mediator prepares a written Settlement Agreement that is signed by both parties. The agreement can then be presented to the judge assigned to the case so that a Final Judgment, reflecting the terms of the Settlement Agreement, can then be entered. A mediator cannot force anyone to resolve their case. This does not mean you should go to mediation without a Daytona Beach divorce lawyer. An attorney can help you understand what your rights are and what your options are if you go to court. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of your case can help you make an informed decision during mediation to make sure you do not agree to unreasonable terms.

The Florida Rules of Family Law Procedure require the parties to go to mediation both before temporary relief can be granted and before a final hearing (trial) can be held in the case.  The judge has the power to waive the mediation requirements, but is generally reluctant to do so unless there are special or unusual circumstances. Both parties must agree for there to be a successful mediation agreement.  Sometimes mediation wastes time and money because of the antagonistic attitude of one of the parties or his or her attorney or lack of preparation.  Since our attorneys are experienced family law attorneys, a client can be assured that if the case is capable of being settled, the attorney will get the case settled and not leave anything on the table that our clients are entitled to.

Daytona Beach Divorce Lawyer
The Law Offices Of Kevin J. Pitts
747 South Ridgewood Ave., #105
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Office: 386-451-5112

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