Mistakes to Avoid during Divorce and Finances Settlement

The decisions that spouses make during their divorce settlement can affect them for years and possibly even for the rest of their lives.  This is why it is important to consider the effects of divorce and finances during a South Florida divorce.  Some divorce and finances mistakes to avoid in South Florida include: Not Uncovering Hidden Assets During the divorce, it is critical that all assets and debts be identified.  The divorce order can only make instructions regarding those assets and debts that the court knows about.  Unfortunately, some spouses try to hide money that is subject to division.  Assets...Read More

June 16th 11AM – 1PM

LIVE FORMAT CME (Teleseminar) "It's Complicated: Mediation Appearance, Authority & Agreements" (2.1 Ethics/General) Moderated by: TBD This advanced ethics workshop is designed for mediators who mediate court referred cases in more than one area of the court system. This workshop will focus on the nuances between court procedural rules in the areas of party and participant appearance and authority and mediated agreements. Members of FAPM: $10.00 Non/Inactive Members of FAPM: $35.00 REGISTER REFERENCE 'JUNE16' IN PAYMENT Dial in information will be provided upon receipt of payment.Read More

June 7th 11AM – 12:30PM

LIVE FORMAT CME (Teleseminar/Webinar) "All I really need to know I learned from the Financial Affidavit" (1.5 Family/General) Moderated by: Deborah Beylus, FAPM Member & Stanley Zamor, FAPM CEO/President The Financial Affidavit is the most important document to use in mediation for the mediator to identify and understand the issues facing the parties in a pending family case. It is relied upon to calculate child support, identify the assets subject to equitable distribution as well as determine whether alimony is necessary. When used correctly, a mediator can determine non-financial issues about the parties as well. Even the errors and omissions...Read More

How Child Custody Mediation Saves Money

Parents who want to steer clear of a contentious and bitter court battle that will drain them of their funds, time, peace and respect for each other, may choose child custody mediation in Boca Raton.  Mediation is a process that takes the parties outside of the courtroom and into a more comfortable setting where the parties of a legal dispute can work together toward a mutually satisfactory agreement.  One of the most significant benefits of child custody mediation is the ability for both parties to save money. The mediation process is usually much less expensive than litigation.  First, legal expenses...Read More

How Evaluative Mediators Help with Divorce and Children Cases

Each mediator approaches Boca Raton divorce and children cases in a different manner and has a different style.  While each style provides different benefits, the evaluative mediator can often play a pivotal role in helping the parties reach a peaceful resolution in Boca Raton divorce and children cases. An evaluative mediator is an objective party who actively listens to the side of each party.  In order to get the parties to recognize the need to settle the case, the mediator points out weaknesses in each side of the case.  Many parties only see things from their own perspective and assume...Read More