Family Law Mediation
Litigating any type of matter can be time-consuming, costly, and emotionally draining. Contentious family law cases can be especially difficult because many personal matters involving your marriage, children, and lifestyle may be carefully examined and judged in open court. However, just because you and your spouse disagree on one or more issues does not mean that you have to fight it out in court. There are other options that you can explore to solve family law related matters outside of the courtroom and on your own terms. One commonly effective and efficient way to resolve such disputes is through family law mediation.
Attorney Kathryn Welsh at the law firm of KM Welsh, P.A. not only encourages her clients to participate in mediation and represents their interests during the process, but is also certified as a mediator by the Florida Supreme Court. Therefore, she fully understands the benefits of the mediation process and can help you decide whether mediation is right for you.
How Mediation Can Help You
If you take issues related to your divorce or custody case into court, the Judge will decide how your personal matters will be resolved. On the other hand, if you engage in successful mediation, you and your spouse will have far greater input and control over how issues are settled.
Mediation creates an environment for divorcing couples to sit down and negotiate important issues with the assistance of a neutral and objective third party who is trained to facilitate such discussions. Some of the issues that can be addressed in family law mediation include the following:
- Parenting Plans (formerly child custody and visitation);
- Spousal support and Alimony;
- Division of property and debts;
- Child support.
If you are able to agree on certain issues, a Mediation Agreement will be drafted for the Court’s approval, which can save you time, money and energy.
You should always have an attorney who is familiar with the mediation process representing you to remind you of your rights, help to negotiate, and to stand up for your best interests.
All too often some attorneys may not take the mediation process seriously or may enter mediation opposed to any type of compromise. To avoid wasting time in unsuccessful mediation, it is critical that you have an attorney on your side who understands the benefits of the mediation process and is able to negotiate a fair settlement for their clients.
Discuss Mediation With A Florida Family Law Attorney Today
Attorney Kathryn Welsh has extensive experience with family law mediation both as an attorney and as a mediator. She understands how to prepare and negotiate for the most successful mediation results possible in your particular situation. If you are facing any type of family related legal matters, please do not hesitate to call the law office of KM Welsh, P.A. at 727-586-7088 for assistance today.