If you're going through a divorce in Florida, the judge assigned to your case may urge you -- or require you -- to try to settle your issues of disagreement through mediation before you ask the judge to decide them. The reason is that the Florida courts encourage the use of mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Mediation and ADR not only save court time and money, but they can also provide a more positive way forward from divorce.
Divorce mediation is becoming a popular method of resolving the issues of Florida couples without a courtroom battle. Highly skilled mediators keep a couple's emotions at bay and help them create a settlement that allows each party to walk away feeling as though he or she was treated fairly.