Retaining Control And Reducing Conflict Through Divorce Mediation
Striving to resolve conflicts facing spouses or families without the need for court intervention is an essential element of our services at Gladstone & Weissman, P.A. Often, it is in the best interests of our clients to avoid the trauma and expense of litigation. It is only if these efforts at settlement prove fruitless that the courts become the last, best form of dispute resolution.
Our firm’s enduring values are expressed in our conversations with clients – caring, thorough, insightful and reliable. We are pleased to represent individuals who value such qualities in their legal counselors.
Mediating Property And Support Agreements In Florida
Through mediation, parties in a dispute agree to work with a neutral mediator to seek a private resolution. Some of the best mediators are lawyers who know firsthand how a judge and jury would likely make a conclusion about any disagreement under consideration.
- The parties involved will retain control over the process, including scheduling.
- Deliberations will be private rather than public, as in the case of a court trial.
- Many people find mediation to be more conciliatory and less acrimonious than a court trial.
- Mediation often helps to keep legal costs down in a complex divorce.
Regardless of who mediates, his or her role is to help the participants determine what is most important to them in an agreement and to assist them in achieving a mutually satisfactory result. The mediator facilitates communication and helps guide the participants to an agreement. The mediator may help the participants memorialize the agreement in writing. Our attorneys guide our clients through the mediation process and memorialize any resolutions in a comprehensive, carefully written settlement agreement.
Once signed, your marital settlement agreement becomes legally binding and cannot usually be overturned, such as when one party omitted or misstated key information. If the judge finds the agreement acceptable, the court approves it and incorporates it into the final judgment of dissolution of marriage.
Contact Us Today For More Information
To learn more about how our highly experienced South Florida divorce mediation attorneys can serve you in even the most complex case, call Gladstone & Weissman, P.A., in Fort Lauderdale or Boca Raton at 561-447-2274. We can also be reached via our online contact form.