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Mediation FAQS

Geller Law and Mediation > Mediation FAQS

WHAT IS MEDIATION?

Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process during which a neutral third party, perhaps a family law litigator or other legal professional, helps you and your spouse reach an agreement about your family law issues. The process is completely confidential. It is often a low-stress, low-cost alternative to a contested court case.


DO I HAVE TO ATTEND?

Yes, in most cases you do. Florida law requires you to attempt resolution of most family law issues at mediation before you can seek judicial intervention.


WHAT KINDS OF ISSUES CAN BE RESOLVED AT MEDIATION?

A Mediated Settlement Agreement can resolve many marital and family law issues. Among them are divorce and children’s issues including parenting plans, timesharing agreements, equitable distribution, child support and spousal support. You can also enter into a partial legal agreement that resolves some issues while leaving others to the court.


DO I HAVE TO SIT IN THE SAME ROOM WITH MY SPOUSE?

No, you do not. You usually sit in one room with your lawyer while your spouse sits in another room with his or her lawyer. The mediator moves between rooms.


ARE COMMENTS MADE IN MEDIATION HELD AGAINST ME IN COURT?

No. Mediation is a completely confidential process. Discussions are considered settlement negotiations and as such are not admissible in court proceedings.