A family law mediation can be helpful in resolving disputes that arise is the following types of family law cases:
- modification of child support, alimony or time sharing
- prenuptial agreements
A mediation is conducted by a mediator – a neutral third party assigned to the case by the judge or by the agreement of the parties. During a mediation, the mediator takes settlement offers back and forth between the parties. Also, a mediator offers suggestions to help the parties come to an agreement. The mediator does not offer legal opinions and does not make decisions that affect your case. If the parties are unable to reach an agreement, the issues in the case will need to be decided by the judge who has been assigned to your case. Divorce mediation is for those seeking legal separation from their spouse.
Mr. Mullaney is a divorce mediator who has been certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Law Mediator. He has attended mediations as an attorney or mediator for over 17 years.