One of the most important questions that a husband or wife who is in the process of a contested divorce as is whether he or she should mediate their case. This can be a tough question to answer depending on the dynamics of the parties’ relationship, the financial situation of the parties, the complexity of the issues, the willingness of each party to mediate and the expertise of the mediator.
To start with, the mediators at Mediation of Coral Springs are Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators have the requisite competence to properly and effectively mediate your dispute. Mediation of Coral Springs recognizes that mediation encompasses a variety of situations and that each Florida Family Law case is unique and fact specific. In addition, what may be important to one of the parties may have little or no bearing on the other party when it comes to deciding to settle their Florida Family Law dispute.
In order to resolve a case at mediation, Mediation of Coral Springs has found that it is vital that the parties voluntarily come together to resolve their Florida Family Law dispute. Therefore, the onus is on their respective legal counsel to convince each party to mediate in good faith and with an open mind. More importantly it also means that the parties are not doing anything more than just wasting their financial resources to fight with each other since there are two attorneys and a mediator whose fees have to be paid as well as each parties’ respective earning capacity for the time that was spent trying to avoid reaching a mediated settlement agreement with their spouse. Otherwise, the mediation may be doomed to fail prior to the start of the parties’ session.
On the other hand, our Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators have found that when the parties choose the right mediator like ours at Mediation of Coral Springs; it can make all the difference between a mediation that ends with a mediated settlement agreement as opposed to one where the parties are unable to agree on anything whatsoever; with the result being that each party leaves with more animosity towards his or her spouse and begins to become much more hardened in their respective positions about how all how issues should be resolved prior to what they believed before their mediation session had started.
If the parties desire to utilize mediation to come to a full agreement of all Florida Family Law issues, our Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators have found that the parties need to sit down at the mediation table with an open mind and a realistic expectation of how both sides perceive their respective positions. Each party needs to have a clear understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of their respective positions. This is extremely important in complex and high asset Florida Family Law Dissolution of Marriage cases and these cases require attorneys who understand how to resolve these types of cases without the necessity of unnecessary and extremely expensive litigation.
If you have any questions, please contact our Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators at Mediation of Coral Springs.