Consider Mediation Carefully

If you’ve decided to part ways in your relationship, there is a fair possibility that you have thought or heard about mediation as a possible path forward. Chances are that if you were offered mediation or litigation, you would likely choose the former. However, it’s important that you consider whether mediation is the best course of action for you and your soon-to-be former spouse.

Prior to making your mediation decision what due diligence should you undertake? Cost is a consideration that is evident, but let's dive deeper. Begin by evaluating a simple question: What kind of treatment did you receive from your spouse? How did their actions affect you mentally and financially? How were they as a parent if kids are involved? If the response is resoundingly bad to these questions, you may wish to reconsider whether mediation is the right way to go. Dredging up what has played out throughout your marriage can be emotionally exhausting.

In a decision as big as this, when weighing all the angles, you want to arm yourself. How long you intend to mediate a fight over financial and/or child custody is up to you. Mediation will conclude in a variety of ways: suddenly, after just a few sessions; after several attempts/sessions; or at the culmination of your dispute. If the aim is to see mediation to its end, it is up to you to determine whether the chances of success are even there. If your spouse treated you poorly during the marriage, you should ask yourself why mediation will change that.

This update is provided by the firm Rafool, LLC. We have a strong reputation throughout Florida and we have numerous years of experience representing clients involved in complex divorce cases as well as other family law matters. Should you have any domestic or family issue, we are here to assist you by providing educated advice and skilled, professional advocacy. Call 305-567-9400 to speak with one of our family law attorneys Miami or the best divorce attorney Miami.

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