I have practiced family law in the Gainesville area for in excess of 30 years, specializing in child support, custody and divorce issues. During the last several years I have limited... more
I have practiced family law in the Gainesville area for in excess of 30 years, specializing in child support, custody and divorce issues. During the last several years I have limited my practice to Collaborative Law, an innovative method designed to assist divorcing parties in dissolving their marriages by restructuring rather than destroying their families. Additionally, I am a Florida Supre... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.