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 the use of a neutral, third-party mediator who facilitates the settlement negotiations. In Florida, mediation is required before proceeding to trial.
There are many benefits to mediation:
- The opportunity to control the terms of a settlement agreement.
- Avoidance of litigation expenses.
- More confidentiality.
- Shorter time frame to resolve the case.
Parties who resolve their family law matters through mediation reach a mutual agreement on the settlement of their cases instead of a judge deciding issues for them—and they are likely to be more satisfied with the end results.
When you hire Nicole L. Goetz, P.L., we will take the time to ensure that you fully understand the mediation process, as well as the entire judicial process as it relates to your case. Your attorney will thoroughly prepare you for mediation and attend mediation with you in order to represent your best interests and seek a favorable settlement. Whether providing full-service representation or engaging solely to represent you at a mediation or review your mediation agreement, we can be your voice in this process and/or guide you towards an optimal resolution. Contact us today at our office in Naples, Florida for an initial confidential consultation to discuss mediation.