Boca Raton Family Law Mediation Attorney
Family law issues are often some of the most emotional situations with which individuals must cope. From making decisions about how to divide property in divorce to with whom children shall live, there is nothing easy about parting ways after building a life together.
While some couples are able to work together without third-party intervention to resolve common issues in divorce, others are not. For these couples, mediation may be a viable option.
At the Law Offices of David L. Hirschberg, P.A., we can help you to understand the mediation process, and will advocate for your rights during divorc, contact our Boca Raton mediation attorney today.
What Is Mediation?
Mediation, as described by the First Judicial Circuit of Florida, is designed to open the lines of communication and allow parties to explore all settlement options in order to effectively resolve family law and divorce disputes.
During mediation, a neutral third party, referred to as mediator, will help to guide the conversation, and assist couples in civil discussion. The job of a mediator is to facilitate constructive discussion, not to push either side into a settlement or express biases. During mediation, couples may work to resolve disputes surrounding the issues of division of assets, division of debts, alimony, and parenting plans.
Couples may choose to enter mediation on their own, or mediation may be court-ordered. In many cases, mediation is required before a final hearing will be set.
The Benefits of Mediation
Divorcing couples have the right to make decisions about what they want to happen to their assets, their debts, and how they want their children to be cared for upon their separation. However, when couples cannot make these determinations on their own, they may end up in court. In court, both parties will have the opportunity to present their case to a judge, who will then issue a final ruling about how disputes are to be settled. While this can be a good thing when the relationship is so contentious that out-of-court resolution is impossible, it also takes the decision-making power out of the couple’s hands.
Mediation is preferable because it allows you and your divorcing spouse to make your own decisions. It also provides you with the foundation for a healthier relationship moving forward, which can be especially important if you have children. Mediation can also save time and money, as it often prevents a protracted court process.
Florida Divorce & Family Law Counsel Serving You
We can help you to understand the benefits of mediation, and represent you during the mediation process. While mediation is a wonderful opportunity for you and your divorcing spouse to resolve issues out of court, we strongly recommend that you have an attorney review any agreements before they are finalized to ensure your best interests are protected.
To schedule your initial case consultation with the Law Offices of David L. Hirschberg, P.A., call us now at (561) 288-8620, or fill out our online form.