Divorce can be an overwhelming experience. In addition to the emotional
stress that comes with the ending of a marriage, there is the knowledge
that life will change in a big way after the
divorce is finalized. With so many factors to consider, such as who will gain
custody of the children and what will happen to the family residence,
it can be daunting to head into your case without the support of an experienced
If you are considering a divorce, it may benefit you to consider
mediation as a cost-effective, cooperative way to end your marriage with as little
stress as possible. In mediation, the parties bring their case to a professional
mediator, who acts as a neutral third-party who guides the couple to an
amicable resolution to all aspects of the divorce, including
property division, child custody, child and spousal support, visitation, and more. The goal
of mediation is nor for one side or the other to “win;” rather,
the goal is to end the marriage peacefully and efficiently.
Consider these 5 benefits of divorce mediation:
Mediation takes less time. Mediation allows couples to resolve their issues outside of the overburdened
court system, saving a significant amount of time and allowing the divorce
to be resolved as quickly as possible.
Mediation costs less money. Again, because mediation allows couples to avoid having to go to court
to fight all aspects of their case, it can save a lot of money in attorney
fees, court fees, and other costs associated with litigation.
Mediation protects your children. Adversarial divorces can be long, drawn-out, and stressful for families
with children, and children caught in the middle of contentious divorce
battles can end up suffering emotional harm. Mediation keeps you and your
children out of court.
Mediation allows your voice to be heard. Mediation results in more practical and fair agreements because both sides
have the opportunity to have their voices heard in a neutral setting.
Mediation is private and confidential. Court is a public forum, which means that your family’s business
can be heard by anyone. Mediation, on the other hand, is completely private,
allowing you to resolve your divorce confidentially among yourself, your
spouse, and your mediator only.
Considering Mediation? Call Our Tampa Divorce Attorney Now
Attorney Catherine W. Real is a Florida Supreme Court Family Law Mediator with more than 35 years
of experience. If you are considering a divorce, feel free to contact
Catherine W. Real, P.A. to schedule an initial consultation with our Tampa
divorce attorney. We’d be happy to explain more about the many benefits
of mediation and help you determine whether this option is the right choice for you.
To reach us, please fill out an
online case review form or call us at (813) 251-6705.