Mediation can be a very helpful process during which many domestic issues may be resolved. Mediation is often required in many counties for parties that have filed a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage (divorce petition), and for parties who have filed a Petition to Establish Paternity, Parenting Plan and Child Support (paternity petition). It may also be required in cases where parties are seeking to modify a prior judgment, or in cases where parties are attempting to enforce a prior judgment. Regardless of the type of mediation you are attending, the process is very similar. Although most parties are required to attend mediation, once the mediator gives their formal introduction, the remainder of the process is voluntary, and you are not required to reach an agreement. Although reaching an agreement or resolution is ideal, if you do not feel comfortable with, or you do not agree with the offer being proposed by the alternate party, you are free to leave due to an impasse. It is beneficial to have an attorney by your side in order to get the most out of mediation. A skilled attorney can assist you in negotiating your case, in hopes of reaching a resolution that you are satisfied with. If mediation is done correctly, if can be an effective tool to saving you time and additional fees from having to litigate the matter further. If you are going through a family law matter in which mediation is a requirement, call us today for a free consultation to learn about our experience in handling such matters.
Contact Attorney AnnMarie Jenkinson of Jenkinson Legal with your Family Law questions, (321) 837-9547.
Jenkinson Legal has many satisfied clients throughout seven counties of Central Florida – Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Polk, Volusia, and Brevard. Here at the Florida Family Law office of Jenkinson Legal we have one simple objective: provide personalized, one on one attention to our clients’ legal worries so they can concentrate on life and family. Contact Jenkinson Legal today to learn more about our experience and success at (321) 837-9547. We are conveniently located in Orlando, Florida in the downtown Baldwin Park community.