Michael E. Golub, P.A.

What are some reasons to mediate my Florida divorce?

When you research the topic of divorce in Florida, you often find where many people recommend mediation for resolving any lingering differences that separated spouses may have. If you read their reasoning behind making such a recommendation, you'll find that these individuals do so because they argue that it makes for a lot less stressful of a situation for you and your kids. There is some validity to these statements.

The months and years leading up to a spouse filing for divorce are often tumultuous. This is one of the reasons why it's so hard for husbands and wives to find common ground on issues such as property division or custody once they separate. Things only get worse when former spouses attend court hearings and don't get a chance to speak their minds. This makes them feel even more discouraged about ever achieving a resolution in their case.

This is why so many divorcing couples like how mediation works. Spouses are involved in the negotiation process every step of the way from voicing their desires to working together to come to a compromise that both parties can feel comfortable with.

It generally only takes couples attending a few short mediation sessions for a few weeks to work out their differences. The mediator presiding over these meetings isn't there to make decisions as to what's right for your family for you or to take sides. They're there to keep you and your ex focused on the topics at hand. It's their role to pinpoint what it's going to take to help you get there.

Spouses generally feel less anxiety when they attend mediation sessions at a mediator's office as opposed to airing their dirty laundry in open court. Since husbands and wives craft their agreements, they're less likely to leave mediation sessions feeling like their ex got a one up on them. This makes for a more harmonious home life both during and after this process.

This may be why divorcing couples who resolve their differences via mediation tend to seek modifications less frequently than others.

If you've tried to talk to your Tavares spouse to no avail, then you may feel quite discouraged. You should consult with an attorney though. Your lawyer can advise you of how this type of alternative dispute resolution is just what you need to broker a deal with your Florida ex.

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