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How does divorce mediation work in Florida?

On Behalf of | Apr 20, 2022 | Divorce

Going through a divorce is one of the most difficult experiences a person can go through. It is often stressful, emotional, and expensive. If you are considering getting divorced, you may be wondering if mediation is the right option for you. If so, here’s what you need to know.

What is divorce mediation?

Divorce mediation is a process where couples who are divorcing meet with a mediator to try to resolve their differences. The mediator is a neutral third party who helps the couple communicate and negotiate an agreement on issues, such as child custody, property division and spousal support.

What is a divorce mediation process like?

The divorce mediation process can vary depending on the couple’s specific situation. However, there are generally three stages to the process:

  1. Both spouses meet with the mediator to discuss the issues they need to resolve and what they hope to achieve through mediation.
  2. The mediator meets with each spouse separately to gather information and get a better understanding of each person’s needs and interests.
  3. The mediator brings the spouses together to try to reach an agreement on the outstanding issues. If an agreement is reached, the mediator will prepare a written divorce settlement agreement for the couple to sign.

Is it better than litigation?

There are several advantages to mediation over litigation. First, it is usually less expensive than going to court. Second, it is often quicker than litigation. Third, it allows couples to have more control over the outcome of their divorce. Fourth, it can be less adversarial and stressful than litigation.

If you are considering getting divorced, mediation may be a good option for you to consider. It is important to understand what mediation is and how it works before making a decision. Mediation can be a helpful way to resolve differences and reach an agreement, but it may not be right for everyone.