Divorcing couples often realize they do not want to put themselves and their children through a potentially knock-down, drag-out divorce litigation. Sometimes, couples decide this immediately, other times it happens after the divorce process has been underway for a while. Also, in divorce litigation, many private and personal details are placed in the official court records, with the danger that the details may become public knowledge. These are serious concerns, and one solution could be divorce mediation.
This blog recently had a post about the divorce mediation process in more detail. The parties work everything out themselves with the help of a trained mediator. Although the process can sometimes be time-consuming, it is worth it if the parties can come to a mutually acceptable agreement. All that is needed is an open mind and a willingness to negotiate.
Since divorce mediation should end with the parties signing a legally enforceable agreement, it is a great idea to have legal representation at the outset. The lawyers at Fried and Fried, P.A., in Fort Myers have more than seven decades of combined experience handling divorce cases. This experience means they have an understanding of the changes that have happened in divorce law over the past few decades. They can discuss the pros and cons of the various options, including divorce meditation, open to divorcing spouses.
We are happy to talk to prospective clients in a confidential consultation. We can be reached online and by telephone. For more information on the services we provide, check out the mediation page on our website.