Mediation is an informal, confidential, and non-adversarial process whereby a mediator tries to encourage and facilitate resolution of a dispute between parties to the litigation. A mediator is a neutral, impartial third party who has no authority to make decisions for the parties. The mediator's role is to use his or her negotiation skills to generate movement of the parties towards compromise and resolution of their dispute.
Mediators do not have to be attorneys; however it is strongly suggested that one use a mediator that is knowledgeable and experienced in matrimonial and family law. There are Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediators who have been trained and meet the Florida Supreme Court's stringent qualifications. To find a local certified family law mediator, go to www.flcourts.org and click the general public drop down menu to family law mediator search.
At Segarra & Associates, P.A., our managing partner, Manny Segarra is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. Some of the family law mediation services that Segarra & Associates, P.A. provides include the following:
- Mediation for dissolution of marriage actions (both pre filing and post filing of lawsuit).
- Drafting of Marital Settlement Agreements which establish equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities as well as issues pertaining to spousal support / alimony.
- Drafting of Parenting Plans which encompass timesharing schedules, monthly child support obligations, calculation of child support guidelines worksheets, and payment schedules relating to reimbursements for uncovered medical, dental, extracurricular activities for to minor children subject to the proceedings.
- Paternity Settlement Agreements.
Mediation conferences can be held at the Law Offices of Segarra & Associates, P.A. or at the office of one of the attorney's of record. Mediation conferences are available on weekends and in Spanish upon request. Our office also conducts mediation conferences for parties who are pro se (not represented by attorneys).
The legal team at Segarra & Associates, P.A. is skilled in providing family law mediation services that are neutral, non-adversarial and conducive to the settlement process. We will travel to your office and schedule weekend mediation conferences upon request. Contact our office in order to schedule a mediation conference. Call today. (305) 742-5042.