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How Mediation Can Successfully Resolve Your Divorce

Like collaborative law, mediation is a way couples can amicably resolve their divorce outside of the courtroom. The method offers the opportunity for people to take control of their divorce and make their own decisions.

Mediation is mandatory in the state of Florida for individuals seeking a divorce. Couples are encouraged to make an effort to resolve their disputes before litigating their matters.

The Florida Mediation Process

In mediation, both parties are represented by an attorney with a neutral mediator present. The mediator's job is to encourage the parties to discuss their needs with each other. The job of each attorney is to offer guidance on the decisions the parties make and the legal consequences associated.

Together, everyone works to find a solution to the issues involved. Agreements on issues are then compiled in writing, signed by each party and binding.

If all matters cannot be resolved through mediation, the remaining divorce issues will proceed to family court.

Representing Clients In Mediation

With more than 30 years of experience, our family law attorney Mary L. Greenwood has represented clients throughout Tampa, Florida, in mediation. She truly believes that the worst decisions two people can make together through mediation are probably better than what a judge can order.

The first step to a successful mediation is preparation. Ms. Greenwood will help you to understand and develop the necessary legal and financial information you will need so that the process of mediation can be meaningful.

Because of her vast experience, Mary L. Greenwood is able to analyze all of the information provided by the other party and recognize if there's missing information. She also understands what it takes to be a parent and the issues arising in divorce when you have children.

If you are considering divorce and wish to learn more about the mediation process and how Ms. Greenwood can help, contact our office by calling 813-438-7119 or sending an email.