Accomplished Fort Lauderdale Mediators Help Divorcing Parties Come to Agreements

Capable Florida attorneys also offer compassionate and effective representation in family law mediation

If you are looking for an amicable way to resolve a family law issue, mediation could be the answer. At Greco Law, PLLC in Fort Lauderdale, we represent clients throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties in family law mediation and also serve as mediators for nonclients. We are highly educated and knowledgeable about how to use this process to its fullest advantage. With 35 years of combined legal experience, we have a deep understanding of the complexities of family law cases and are adept at helping clients work out fair settlements. Whether you need representation at your mediation session, have questions about the mediation process or want to know if mediation is a good fit for your situation, we will take the time to fully understand the facts of your case and outline the relative benefits of mediation.

What is family law mediation?

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution option that allows the parties to settle disputes without the involvement of a judge. It is conducted in private, and the results are non-binding, meaning unless all parties agree, nothing said during the process can be enforced. A neutral mediator facilitates communication between the parties and their counsel and tries to help the parties reach an agreement. Even a partial agreement is better than sending all the issues for a judge to decide. Mediation can be a powerful tool in finding a workable solution to your problems, and we will explain how this process could help you.

Is mediation mandatory?

While mediation is non-binding, courts generally require litigants to attempt a mediated solution before they will schedule hearings on the matter. Judges favor this approach due to the personal and sensitive nature of family law cases and the tendency of mediation to produce mutually satisfactory results. Absent issues of domestic violence or other safety concerns, courts are highly reluctant to waive the mediation requirement, and mediation may be ordered more than once if unresolved issues remain. Mediation offers a valuable opportunity to maintain control over your future, and we are skilled at creating workable compromises.

How does the mediation process work?

A mediation is typically attended by both parties, their attorneys and the mediator. Additional professionals, such as forensic accountants and child advocates, may also be included. Everyone may meet in a single room or separately. The mediator is there to relay information and try to help the parties finds points of compromise. The attorneys offer advice and counsel on potential agreements, but it is ultimately up to the parties whether to agree or not. Discussions continue until some, or all of the issues are settled, or the parties agreed to conclude the process without an agreement being reached. We understand how challenging going through mediation may seem and will thoroughly explain what to expect.

Contact a dedicated Florida law firm to schedule an initial consultation

At Greco Law, PLLC, we act as mediators for nonclients and also represent clients during the mediation process. We serve Palm Beach and Broward counties, as well as the surrounding areas. Please call 754-233-4100 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Fort Lauderdale office.