Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce Mediation
What is divorce mediation?
Divorce mediation is a process in which you and your spouse, and potentially your respective attorneys, meet with a neutral third party, the mediator, in an effort to amicably resolve outstanding issues related to your divorce. You and your spouse have decision-making powers and must agree on each provision in the final agreement. Both parties are allowed to explain their position and perspectives on all the issues. The mediator will act as a facilitator and discuss each of the issues in question in a calm and rational manner with both spouses, and attempt to resolve the issues in favor of both spouses. The final agreement, absent violations of Florida law, can be anything the spouses agree to with the help of their respective attorneys and the mediator.
How much does divorce mediation cost?
Divorce mediation is a less expensive alternative to litigation. The costs associated with litigation tend to be higher than divorce mediation. Mediation provides spouses seeking a divorce with an accurate estimate with regard to the number of hours and cost required to resolve their issues. We recommend the mediator be an attorney experienced in divorce matters, or a Florida Supreme Court certified mediator. Generally, a typical divorce mediation ranges in cost from $1,000 to $3,000.
How long does divorce mediation take?
The length of a divorce mediation depends on many factors, but primarily is driven by the complexity of your divorce matter and ultimately the number of parties involved, including children. A mediation can last anywhere from hours, to a full day or even several days.
Experienced Florida Divorce Mediators and Lawyers
HD Law Partners has certified, knowledgeable, and experienced mediators and attorneys to guide you through the mediation process. Call us today to set up a free consultation to discuss your mediation options or request a mediation session online.