Ending a marriage or negotiating on child custody does not have to be an adversarial process. While you may have fears of a long court battle to protect your property or get enough time with your children, this doesn’t have to happen and there are better alternatives.
One of the best options when separating or divorcing is to turn to a mediator for help. Skilled third-party mediators can help you communicate more openly and find compromises on child, support, property division, and other issues that arise when ending a shared life.
However, while mediators provide a valuable service, they do not protect your rights during the process. You need an Orlando mediation attorney to advise you on the law and look out for your interests.
Orlando Family Team is here to help. Our husband-and-wife team has a long history of successfully representing clients in Central Florida during the mediation process. Our many past resolutions speak for themselves in showcasing how our legal assistance can make the mediation process a successful one. Give us a call today to find out how Ophelia Bernal-Mora and Andrew Nickolaou can guide you through the process of mediation to find compromises on divorce, separation, and custody issues.
How can a Mediation Attorney Help You?
The mediation process is a voluntary alternative to litigation on issues that arise during a separation or divorce. A mediator will make no decisions on your behalf, but will facilitate more effective communication so a compromise can be found.
The process often results in outcomes that are better for everyone, and it is also a less costly process in most cases than going to court and having a family law judge make decisions for you.
Mediators, however, are not judges. They don’t force you to make a decision, give you advice on the law, or ensure an agreement you reach is fair. This is why it is so important to have a mediation attorney to help you through the process:
- Advise you on the law: If you know what the law entitles you to, you won’t agree to anything that is unfair when it comes to property division, child support, spousal support, or child custody. Knowing the law also helps you be more realistic so a compromise is more likely to be reached.
- Help you to draft enforceable agreements: If you come to a consensus in mediation, your attorney can help you create an official settlement agreement or parenting plan that outlines your rights and the rights of your ex.
- Assist in making your agreement legal: Even if you come to an agreement on your own, you still need to come before a family court judge to finalize a divorce and you still need court orders on issues like custody and support.
Not every attorney has the skills needed to help clients in a successful mediation. Strong negotiating skills are essential when this method is chosen to resolve your divorce or family law issues.
Orlando Family Team has a strong track record of representing clients in successful mediations and we are committed to doing everything possible to use our talent for negotiating to help you find solutions that work for you.
Contact an Orlando Mediation Attorney Today
As a husband-and-wife team, we bring a unique blend of legal skills to every case we take on. Our commitment to every client is that we will offer you compassionate advice and aggressive representation to help you achieve your goals. Give us a call today to find out more about how we can help you.