Despite TV and news portrayals most family law matters are settled or negotiated and not tried by a judge in a court room setting. Our system encourages the settlement of family law matters because we know that the adversarial system often does not benefit families. Instead, reaching a voluntary result that saves family resources and that both parties have had a hand in creating does. Mediation is a process by which both parties to an action attempt to negotiate and settle their case outside of court in order to reach an agreement regarding contested issues. The process typically involves use of a neutral, third-party mediator who facilitates the settlement negotiations. In Collier County Unified Family Court, mediation is required before proceeding to trial. Even if a case is not mediated, there are often opportunities for the settlement or negotiation of issues or matters.
The attorneys at Nicole L. Goetz, P.L., can assist you with the settlement, negotiation or mediation of your case or they can simply provide you with advice to help you do it on your own. Whether providing full service representation or whether we are engage solely to represent you at a mediation or review your mediation agreement, we can be your voice in this important process and or guide you towards a resolution that is best for you. Contact us today at our office in Naples, Florida for an initial confidential consultation to discuss settlement and negotiation strategies relative to your family law matter.