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We offer Mediation Services to help clients in Hernando County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, and Hillsborough County. Our service area includes Tampa, Clearwater, Largo, Saint Petersburg , Saftey Harbor , New Port Richey, Spring Hill ,Hudson , Port Richey, Brooksville, Dade City, Zepherhills and the New Tampa area .
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During the first mediation session, the couple will meet with the Mediator and discuss the issues related to the parties' separation and divorce. The parties will determine whether they have enough information in order to settle all relevant issues at that time or whether additional information needs to be obtained before a settlement can be reached. If necessary, additional mediation sessions will be scheduled. If not, the Mediator will collect for her time spent in mediation and will take a deposit to draft the parties' settlement agreements and court documents, and a final mediation session will be scheduled. Once the marital settlement agreement is drafted it will be emailed to both parties for review before their final mediation session. At the final mediation session the parties will review, revise and sign their settlement agreement and court documents.
Private mediation sessions with unrepresented couples are usually set in 2-3 hour blocks. Most couples resolve their disputes in their first session with the mediator, but some couples require additional mediation sessions to work out their differences. Once a couples' disputes have been resolved, it usually takes about 3 weeks for Mediator to draft the divorce agreement and return it to the couple for review prior to the final mediation session.
In Florida even if the parties reach a full settlement on all issues their court documents and marital settlement agreement must be filed with the court and at least one party must appear before a judge at a short court hearing.
No case is too complicated to be settled using mediation. If there are complex issues which need to be resolved the parties and the mediator may consult with outside experts such as accountants, appraisers, financial planners, psychologists and even attorneys during the process.
No. All mediators are neutral facilitators we are also no an attorney and therefore may not give you legal advise or represent you in court . However, once a settlement is reached we will prepare your marital settlement agreement and help you complete all the court documents you will need to file with the court. we will help you with your financial affidavit and, if you have children, We will explain the court process; We will tell you where to file your paper work; and you will have to attend the uncontested final hearing. Most final hearings are about 5-10 minutes long and it is not necessary to have an attorney represent you at the final hearing
it is rare to agree on all but one or two issues, but if this happens your time in mediation will not have been wasted. A partial agreement can be prepared on all settled issues, and you can either retain attorneys to litigate the remaining issues or take additional time to think about the unsettled issues and come back to mediation.
No, pre-suit divorce mediation is not for everyone. Pre-suit divorce mediation presumes that both parties are going to be truthful about their income, assets and liabilities and that both parties have equal bargaining power. If there has been a history of domestic violence, or child abuse having attorney representation at mediation may be important to equalize the bargaining power of both parties. Similarly, if there are hidden assets or income, on-going waste of assets, or if either party is incurring substantial debts, the protections afforded by legal representation and the court system may be your best option. You should consult with an attorney specializing in family law before coming to mediation if any of these circumstances apply to your situation.
Mediation time also includes drafting of the agreements which may vary depending on the complexity of the agreement. This does not include the filling fee with the court which will be paid directly to them. This also does not include the parenting class you may have to take please see Parenting classes .
There is a two hour minimum to set the mediation session and this is non refundable even if you do not come to an agreement this is for the mediators time.
this fee is only charged if we are going to be preparing the agreement and packet to file with the court also for both parties
About the Mediator she has lived in Florida since 1989 and is from Stoney Brook New York . She loves animals and has a few office Mascots both Dogs and Cats . She loves Gardening in her fee time and going picking for antiques . Darlene Brower who has a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice and 25 years of experience working within the court system She was a Certified Supreme Court Mediator until 2013. She is now only a Private Mediator .She is also not an attorney and can not give legal advice if you need legal advice please contact the Florida Bar . She is also a Volunteer Guardian Ad -litem on Dependency Cases in Pasco County and has extensive training in Domestic Violence in Families and How it effects children know as ACE's .
DISCLAIMER: This site and any information contained herein are intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Seek competent legal counsel for advice on any legal matter.We are Family Mediators and Document preparers. we do not give legal advice if you are in need of legal advice please contact a Florida Family Law attorney .
We help clients in Hernando County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, and Hillsborough County, Citrus county ,lake county ,Manatee County ,Sumter County and Polk County or any other County in the State of Florida.
Our service area includes Tampa, Clearwater, Largo, Palm Harbor , New Port Richey, Port Richey, Holiday,Tarpon Springs, Brooksville,Inverness ,Spring Hill , Weeki Wachee Springs, Shady Hills, Dade City, Zepherhills, Lutz, Wesley chapel ,Crystal River and the New Tampa area.
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