Understanding Divorce Mediation
Some divorce cases require litigation when the two parties cannot agree on the terms of their divorce. Contested cases must be taken before a family law judge. Each party will argue his or her case before the judge, who will make the final decision for each aspect of the divorce. There are some cases, however, in which the judge may request the two parties to come to their own agreement on a certain issue, such as parenting plans and time sharing. Doing so will require mediation. We can help you through the mediation process in any city in Pinellas County, including Largo, Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, and Dunedin.
Mediation occurs outside of the courtroom with the guidance of a certified family law mediator. The two parties in the divorce sit down in a room outside of the courtroom, usually a place that is specifically designated for mediation, and work out their own agreement. The mediator acts as a neutral third party, guiding the two parties through the mediation process and the drafting of their agreement. The two parties then take their completed agreement back to the family law judge to be entered and to move forward with their divorce trial. Mediation can also be used to obtain an entire divorce without having to go through litigation.
Why hire The Law Firm for Family Law?
Founding Attorney Gary E. Williams is certified as a family law mediator by the Florida Supreme Court. Our firm is qualified to help you through the mediation process. We can provide a mediator to handle your case and help you negotiate an agreement outside of court. Our firm practices family law exclusively and has handled more than 1,800 family law cases over the years. We put our clients’ needs first and we are recognized for our client care. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are in need of a certified divorce mediator in Clearwater!