Category Archives: Divorce

The Benefits of Divorce Mediation in Florida

It is universally agreed that when possible, allowing parties to make their own decisions that impact their own family with the assistance of a family mediator is much better than having a judge tell everybody what to do. Without question, the greatest benefit to the divorce mediation process is that it gives the parties involved a chance to resolve their case by themselves, without submitting their case to a third party judge whom they barely know. The divorce mediation process, because it is a negotiation, gives the parties a chance to seek a win-win resolution or to come up with...Read More

The Importance of Full Financial Disclosure in Divorce Mediation

In almost all divorce cases in Florida, an agreement that’s reached in mediation will be binding upon the parties. This is true even if the agreement is unfair and even if the agreement is grossly unfair.  Parties in mediation are required to have exchanged full and fair disclosure, complete  financial affidavits, and in some cases seek the advice of attorneys. Florida is a contract state. A contract that is fulfilled with full financial disclosure with or even without the advice and consent of attorneys is one that’s probably will not be set aside. This is true even if one of...Read More

Expect to Mediate Your Divorce in South Florida

The purpose of divorce meditation is simply to attempt to broker an agreement with the divorcing couple regarding some, if not all, of the issues in a divorce. Mediation allows the divorce couples to resolve temporary and permanent issues. In the best cases, the parties enter divorce mediation and get a global settlement. That means all issues are permanently resolved. When this happens in a mediation, the mediator with the help of their attorneys, if they are represented, will start boiling down the agreement. As Florida’s a contract state, if all the issues are resolved and signed off on by...Read More

The Divorce Mediation Process?

Divorce mediation can happen over a series of meetings or in just one. Most of the time divorce mediation is starts with one meeting for four or eight hours, and if needed the parties agree to continue to another mediation at another date and time. Mediation takes place with the parties with and without attorneys. In some cases, mediators prefer to start the mediation caucused. That means, they prefer to start with one party in one room, and the other party in the other room. In some cases it’ll be appropriate to bring everybody together; in other cases the husband-and-wife...Read More

Divorce is not only an emotionally trying experience, but it can be a financially devastating one, as well

The financial aspect of divorce is crucial for the parties and the children. When financial experts look at building wealth, marriage may be one of the most important components. While there are many social and psychological impacts of divorce, it is not surprising that finances are by far the biggest worry for most people at the crossroads of divorce. The reason is that divorce is not only an emotionally trying experience, but it can be a financially devastating one, as well. The average cost of a divorce in the United States now runs about $20,000. From legal fees and alimony...Read More
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