What is Mediation?
Your Divorce Mediation Questions Answered
1. What is Divorce Mediation?
Mediation has existed for over 30 years as a form of alternative dispute resolution. In divorce cases, the courts will require mediation before a trial may commence. Mediation is a confidential and non-adversarial process. Divorcing spouses are guided by our expert unbiased mediator to help you become divorced without resorting to the judicial process. In Central Florida counties, mediation is a required step in the legal proceedings of divorce. By electing to participate in pre-suit mediation, control is in your hands, rather than a judge whom knows nothing of your family’s true goals.
2. How Does it Work?
Divorce mediation encourages communication between spouses to effectively resolve conflicts and finalize proceedings in just a few sessions. Through our mediator’s expert negotiation procedures, you and your spouse will be supported in an impartial and private environment. This proactive form of dispute resolution allows flexibility throughout the process, as well as control over the outcome.
3. What are the Benefits of Mediation?
Mediation allows both spouses to avoid a lengthy, costly and unnecessary battle in the courts. A mediator often alleviates the fears you or your spouse may have regarding your future as an unmarried individual. Resolution and closure may be reached within a few sessions.
Pre-suit mediation occurs outside the judicial system and is not public record as it would be in a court proceeding. This preserves privacy of the spouses and the family. This process also places control of the proceedings in your hands, guided by our mediator, rather than a judge.
4. Where Can I Find Morgan Divorce Mediation?
Morgan Divorce Mediation is currently available in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties in the Central Florida area.
5. What Do We Discuss During Mediation?
Divorcing spouses meet with our mediator to discuss the issues in their case. All discussions will be private and confidential. Topics covered with us throughout mediation typically include property and asset division, alimony, child support, resolution of parental responsibility (custody) and parental time-sharing (visitation).
6. What is the Mediator’s Role?
As an expert in divorce law, negotiation and resolution, our mediator helps you focus on your future. This is paramount; concentrating on past or present conflict is counterproductive and destructive to the overall interests of the spouses collectively and individually.
With our support and extensive experience, our mediator will identify the legal issues that exist in your case and expertly guide you through the difficult process of divorce. Helping you reach a resolution without the stress of a court battle is the goal of our mediator and we will work to ensure your future is in your hands. If a complete agreement cannot be reached, most issues can be resolved and reduced to writing, thereby saving expenses before you file in court. The remainder of the terms of your divorce may thereafter be resolved by a judge.
Learn what to expect during the mediation process here.