Understanding Divorce Mediation In Florida
Divorce can be obtained in more ways than one:
- Contested divorce, where the two spouses cannot agree on areas of the settlement, requires litigation.
- On the other hand, uncontested divorce allows the spouses to reach an agreement through negotiation outside of the courtroom. One way of doing so is through mediation, where a certified attorney acts as a neutral third party to guide you and your spouse through the necessary legal steps. You will negotiate the terms for areas such as child and spousal support, draft a full divorce agreement, and present it before a judge for entry
The mediation process does not allow for representation, since there is no litigation involved. Instead, each party may retain a family law attorney for counsel, but will make all decisions on their own. Mediation can also be required by a judge in a contested divorce case if he or she believes that the couple could come to an agreement regarding one area of their settlement, such as visitation or time-sharing. Once a decision is agreed upon, the couple will present their agreement to the judge and litigation will continue regarding the remaining areas of their settlement.
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If you are considering mediation or have been required by a judge to pursue it, contact Leskovich Law Group, P.A. today. Our firm has been in practice for over two decades and provides caring and supportive representation, or mediation, for clients across Southeast Florida, including Punta Gorda and Charlotte County.
Call 941-621-6623 today to learn how our Punta Gorda divorce lawyers could act as a neutral third party and guide you and your spouse to a legal agreement in your divorce.