Fort Lauderdale Mediated Divorce Lawyers
When married couples seeking a divorce wish to come to terms on a divorce settlement without court intervention, they often enter into mediated divorces. These divorces allow couples to discuss their issues and come to terms on a settlement that is acceptable to both parties. A mediator who helps guide the parties to resolve their issues oversees the mediation process. The mediator is usually an attorney who does not represent either spouse in the mediation process. The role of the mediator is simply to help the parties reach an agreement but not to advocate for either side.
The parties meet with a mediator with their attorney if counsel represents them. If you and your spouse have decided to divorce and are interested in the benefits of mediation, contact the Fort Lauderdale mediated divorce lawyers of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A. at 954-580-8080 for more information.
How Mediated Divorce Works
When a couple agrees to enter a mediated divorce, it allows them to circumvent expensive and often contentious litigation to try and reach a negotiated settlement with the assistance of a mediator with knowledge of family law issues. Though the couple must still file its divorce in court, the couple can agree on all issues and prepare a marital settlement agreement, which will be filed with accompanying documents and collectively become your divorce judgement.
The experienced Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyer will typically facilitate discussion between both spouses. A mediator who is a divorce lawyer can help both parties better understand their legal rights. However, the lawyer will not give legal advice to either party. The mediator can also help the parties to a divorce avoid making mistakes like trying to negotiate a waiver of child support.
Ideally, the end result of the mediation is a divorce settlement that both spouses find agreeable. Individuals interested in a mediated divorce should seek an experienced Fort Lauderdale mediation divorce lawyer to learn more about the process. The mediation process is one of several ways that a divorce may be handled in Florida that will promote a cooperative relationship between you and your spouse. It will also avoid the animosity and conflict that can be hard on your children. One issue that you should be aware of is that if the mediation process breaks down so that a contested divorce is necessary, the mediator will generally be barred from representing either spouse because of conflict of interest rules.
Mediated divorce provides a beneficial alternative to traditional divorce for many couples and their children. If you and your spouse are considering divorce, contact the Fort Lauderdale mediated divorce attorneys of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A. at 954-580-8080 to discuss your situation with a legal professional.
Our experienced and dedicated family law attorneys provide legal representation in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Broward County as well as Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Weston and all surrounding areas including smaller incorporated and unincorporated areas. We will analyze your situation so that we can provide the legal advice and guidance you need to make your divorce a start to a positive new beginning, please contact us today by calling 954-580-8080.