The stereotypical divorce process that many in Florida think about generally involves thoughts of two very bitter people at odds with each other who are virtually unable to communicate other than via arguing. However, you may be in a marriage that is coming to an end yet you are able to communicate to some degree with your spouse. If so, you may be able to take advantage of mediation as a means of determining your divorce details.
As explained by the Florida Courts, mediation may offer many benefits including the ability to get your divorce completed quicker and less expensively than via traditional litigious methods. It is important that you understand the mediator is not really a replacement for a judge insofar as the mediator makes no decisions in your case. In fact, the mediator does not even make recommendations for any decisions in your case.
Instead, the mediator works as an impartial third party to facilitate the communication between you and your spouse so you can retain control over your divorce agreement. This is something many people appreciate about mediation as well as the fact that all proceedings are private which may be important to people who need to protect their personal or professional lives from gossp mongers.
If you would like to learn more about the potential benefits of using mediation as a way of defining your divorce settlement, please feel free to visit the non-adversarial approach to divorce page of our Florida divorce and family law website.