Should I Consult With Other Attorneys During The Mediation Process?
Normally, you are just going to consult with your own attorney. As long as you have confidence in your attorney, that attorney should be able to tell you everything you need to know. Some cases may involve other experts that you may want to speak with but as far as legal advice goes, you should be fully comfortable with the attorney that you are entering the mediation with.
My Spouse Is Very Obstinate. Will Mediation Still Work For Us?
Mediation is mandatory in Florida, so even if it’s not going to work, you must try. In my experience, no matter how tough one of the sides is, a good mediator will get some movement. The goal is a full settlement but short of that, mediation does have other aspects that can help the case move forward, even with a party who doesn’t want to participate.
Is Mediation Going To Cost Us Less Than Going To Court?
Mediation is much more cost effective than going to court. The preparation that goes into mediation and the time at mediation is always less than what it’s going to take to prepare for and put on a full trial in front of the judge.
Will We Ever Have To Go Court For The Mediation Process?
The entire mediation process happens outside of court and it is fully confidential from the court. The only thing the court is going to know about mediation is that you went to mediation and that you either settled the case or you did not.
Are There Any Drawbacks To Mediation?
There are no drawbacks to mediation and in Florida, it’s mandatory before you get to see the judge. If you go to mediation and one or the other side doesn’t have the necessary information in order to make informed decisions about the issues that need to be settled, then mediation is a waste of time. The most important aspect is that both sides are comfortable with the level of information that they have and they are going into the mediation with the ability to resolve the issues.
Can Complex Divorce Cases Be Handled Through Mediation?
Some of the most complex cases are settled in mediation. Mediation can take as long as you need and can happen over the course of several sessions. When you’re at mediation, you have an attorney on each side with a client and the mediator is fully invested in resolving your case. When you take a complex case to the judge, you’re spending a few hours with the judge and asking him or her to make decisions on complex matters that are going to affect you for the rest of your life whereas in mediation, you can take your time.
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