Pets during a divorce

It is the experience of our Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators at Mediation of Coral Springs, Inc. that when parties are fighting over who gets the family pet(s), mediation can become a very emotional undertaking. Florida Statutes Chapter 61 provides the statutory authority for Dissolution of Marriage in our state, but nowhere does it address […]

Mediating a divorce with health insurance issues

It is not uncommon for one spouse to have significant health care needs during the course of a marriage and have a hard time finding stable employment.  Often, theses health care needs are met by the other spouse being employed where health insurance is offered as an employment benefit and is affordable. But what happens […]

Friendly Mediation

Mediation does not have to be something that two spouses have to be nervous about because it is not an arduous process.   That is because the worst thing that can happen is that the parties walk away without having reached a mediated settlement agreement. Our Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators at Mediation of Coral Springs, […]

Mediating when it involves a long term marriage

Mediating a case where spouses to a long-term marriage have filed a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage involve a number of issues that are not necessarily common to other divorces. In addition, emotions can run high due to fact that the spouses have been married for such a long time and have a lot of […]

Misconceptions in Family Law Mediation

Our Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators at Mediation of Coral Springs, Inc. hear parties at mediation state a lot of different things that they have head from their friend and family, some of which is true and other that is false. One of the more common misconceptions is that the mediator is on the party’s […]

Mediation and Child Support

One of the biggest misnomers thar our Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators at Mediation of Coral Springs, Inc. run into at mediation between pro se parties involves exactly what is calculated into child support. It is not uncommon for the non-custodial parent to ask whether he or she would get credit for buying items for […]

What should you bring to Mediation?

You have filed your Florida Family Law Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and have served it on your spouse. Both of you have complied with Florida Family Court Rules of Procedure 12.285 which is titled Mandatory Disclosure. Now you are getting ready to attend a mediation with one of our Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators […]

Vocational Experts and Mediation

Often times, one or both parties to Florida divorce come to mediation with some type of an expert whose purpose is to assist the spouse in reaching an educated decision in reaching a settlement agreement. When people hear the word “expert”, they generally think of a CPA or a financial planner. However, a vocational expert […]

Perception: Not always what is perceived should be believed.

Our Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators at Mediation of Coral Springs, Inc. have found that one of the more difficult hurdles to overcome during a mediation is how parties perceive each other and their marital assets and debts. When a spouse files and serves the other spouse with a Florida Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, […]

How long will it take?

Our Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators at Mediation of Coral Springs, Inc. understand that parties to a Florida Dissolution of Marriage case are concerned with how long it will take to resolve their divorce. Once a party is served, he or she has twenty days to file their “Answer” to the “Petition for Dissolution of […]