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Our readers in Florida who are familiar with previous posts here know that not all divorce cases turn into courtroom battles. Many couples who are going through a divorce are able to put aside their emotions, for the most part, in order to work through the various legal issues that must be addressed to bring the divorce case to a conclusion. For couples who may be in this position, mediation could be a potential option.

There is no doubt that divorce cases can present difficult issues that need to be addressed, such as property division, alimony, child custody and child support. Furthermore, the effect of how the divorce is settled can be felt for many years after the case is brought to a conclusion. That makes the ultimate makeup of a divorce settlement crucial.

In mediation, the neutral mediator will go back-and-forth between the parties to help negotiate how these difficult issues could potentially be resolved. “Compromise” probably is not the best word to describe the ultimate goal of mediation, as the goal is more like trying to find a solution that not only works well for all involved, but also leaves the parties with the belief that they have been treated fairly in the divorce process. After all, no one wants to have to go back and re-litigate divorce decrees after the final order has been entered.

At our law firm, we work with couples in Florida who believe they may be able to utilize mediation as a way to resolve their divorce case. For more information, please visit the divorce mediation overview section of our law firm’s website.