What is Mediation?
Mediation is a way for parties involved in a legal dispute to resolve their issues outside of the courtroom. It allows a neutral party (the mediator) to facilitate discussions without taking a side, telling the parties what to do, or giving legal advice. The goal of mediation is to find a solution that works best for all parties involved. In some cases, mediation may be voluntary or court ordered.
In Florida, every case must be submitted to mediation before you go to a final hearing. In some cases, before you can ask the court to modify your family law order, you must attend mediation to try to resolve the issues. Rachel Rall, Esquire, is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator and is available to mediate your case, either at the office of Rachel Rall, Attorney at Law, P.A. or at a location of your choosing. Some of the issues that can be resolved through mediation, also known as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), include:
- Child Custody/Visitation
- Child Support Modifications
There are many advantages for using mediation, such as reduce time and costs, more control over the outcome of your case, and the opportunity to open lines of communication between yourself and the other party involved. Please note that everything you say during mediation is confidential and any agreement made is enforceable by law.
If you are represented by an attorney in your family law case, ask your attorney to have Rachel Rall, Esquire, appointed as your mediator. Rates are competitive and, in some cases, can be negotiated. Call us 904-683-6294 to schedule a time to mediate your case or submit a request online.