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Can I get a divorce using mediation without lawyers?

pexels-photo-374592.jpegYes, you can get a divorce in Florida without an attorney using a mediator. A mediator is a 3rd party neutral professional who can assist you and your spouse with negotiating an agreement that you and your spouse can both live with to successfully un-couple and move on with separate lives. A mediator, may be an attorney, like the mediators in our office, but they do not function as an attorney in the process. It is not the mediator's role to provide legal advice to you or your spouse or to provide you with feedback about whether or not the agreement you are making is in your best interest. The mediators job is to walk you through the necessary proportions of a divorce and to help both of you negotiate an agreement that they can live with and that makes sense to YOUR individual situation. While we draw on our experiences as an attorney to help provide you with options and ideas, we do not provide legal advice. Our office can then provide you with assistance in filing the documents with the Court and proceeding to obtain a divorce without the assistance of a lawyer.

Temporary Relief

Temporary relief is a common issue. Frequently we have clients that need immediate resolutions prior to a final order in their case, such as child support. Temporary motions are frequently filed with the Court to provide parties with some relief while their case is still pending.

Top 5 things you should know about divorce mediation

One option you may not be aware of if you are thinking about divorce in the Broward and Miami-Dade areas is mediation. If you believe your marriage is beyond repair and want to minimize the impact of your decision on everyone, divorce mediation is an option that can help you achieve those goals and more. 

Bear in mind that mediation is not for everyone who is contemplating divorce. It works best when both partners are actively involved and invested in achieving an outcome that benefits everyone. Before you decide if mediation is the right choice for your separation, here are five things you should know about it. 

What you need to know about pro-se mediation

When you and your spouse have decided that you want to part ways, it's an emotionally overwhelming time. When there are children involved, it feels like even more lives are being torn apart. While you may want to go your separate ways, that doesn't necessarily mean you are looking for a battle. It's especially important to you, for the sake of your children, that you and your soon-to-be ex can at least present a united front and remain civil. But isn't divorce acrimonious by nature?

It doesn't have to be. There are ways to move on with your life in a manner that fosters communication and cooperation. Perhaps more imporantly, your children will see that although life is changing, their parents can still get along and work together productively. Pro-se mediation is one of those options. Essentially, it gives you the opportunity to forego hiring opposing lawyers by working with a neutral mediator. Your mediatior can help you find amicable resolutions. But what are some other benefits of pro-se mediation?

10 things about Family Law, Court and Judges for clients:

1. Every Family Law Courtroom is different. It is important to know how things work in your particular Courtroom. For example, some counties tend to be more formal than others. Also, each county has its own local rules.

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