Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), a way of resolving disagreements between two or more parties with permanent effects. It is the process used to assist you and your former spouse in working out an arrangement for all outstanding marital issues before taking the dissolution to trial to be decided by a judge or general magistrate. The purpose of mediation is not to save the marriage but to give both parties an opportunity to settle all elements of the divorce on their own without interference from outside individuals. Some counties require spouses to attempt mediation, especially when minor children are at issue, before a final hearing can be schedule and heard. If the dissolution of marriage is amicable, mediation can be very beneficial.
For more information on what mediation entails within a Dissolution of Marriage in central Florida, please contact Martin Law Group, P.L. Helping Reasonable People Redefine Family!