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Many spouses looking to divorce may assume that the process of splitting assets, debts and discussing child-related issues will suck the next year out of their lives with back and forth court appearances, long drawn out negotiations and thousands of dollars spent to the legal firm of That’s Mine, This is Yours. Many couples do not realize that they can utilize mediators to finalize their dissolution of marriage. Mediation consists of each spouse coming together with a neutral third-party who will help navigate through all issues needed so that the parties can proceed with finalizing their divorce. As mediators are to remain unbiased and impartial to any one side, they may not provide legal advice. That is why it is necessary to have a skilled mediator that can keep all parties on subject and moving towards an agreeable resolution to the dispute. The main advantage of mediation is that it keeps you and your spouse in control of your own divorce, allowing you both to be more satisfied with the end results.
The Men’s Divorce Law Firm exhausts all possible dispute resolution services prior to proceeding with the assistance of the courts. In doing so, we have created trusting partnerships with Florida Supreme Court certified family law mediators that are able to guide you effectively and efficiently through all issues surrounding a dissolution of marriage. Please contact the experienced men’s divorce attorneys today for assistance in the selection process.


All marriages go through their unique trials and tribulations. At times, you may feel that divorce is the only possible solution. The Men’s Divorce Law Firm believes that maintaining a marriage and solving problems within that marriage takes an enormous amount of patience, hard work and skill. It’s never too late to learn the relationship skills needed to sustain a happy and lasting marriage. A marriage counselor can teach you those skills while monitoring your progress, mediating conflict and giving objective feedback. If you are thinking about a way out of your nuptials, protect yourself from future regret by working through the issues with your spouse and a trained third party. A counselor can not only help you come to terms with whether or not to divorce but can also teach you the skills needed in any future relationships should you decide to leave the marriage.

The Men’s Divorce Law Firm has cultivated lasting and trusting relationships with many local counselors that are both highly educated and vastly experienced in all aspects of couples’ therapy. Contact us today to discuss your unique situation so that we may recommend a counselor most suitable for you and your partner’s specific needs.


When separated, divorced or unmarried parents cannot agree on matters relating to their children, there are options for resolving these conflicts without the necessity of frequent and costly trips to the courthouse. A parenting coordinator is often a qualified family law lawyer or mental health professional that is trained to assist in resolving conflict between the parents with child-related issues as they arise. Continuous conflicts and disagreements between the parents can negatively impact the emotional and psychological well-being of the children involved. A parenting coordinator will listen to each parent and attempt to mediate a resolution to the disputes. If a mediated solution is not reached, then the parenting coordinator will make a decision, which always focuses on the best interest of the child and the family unit as a whole. Parenting coordination is designed to help parents work through their power struggles over the children and help in defining their new co-parenting roles to assist in future decision making.

Contact the Men’s Divorce Law Firm today should you need assistance in choosing a qualified and experienced parenting coordinator to finalize all of your child-related issues.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Alternate Dispute Resolutions

What is Mediation?

Mediation is an informal, confidential meeting between the parties and a neutral third party , a certified mediator. With the assistance of a mediator, the parties attempt to work out a solution to their conflict. The non-adversarial process is designed to assist the parties in reaching a mutually acceptable and voluntary agreement.

Mediation is conducted prior to trial date or final hearing in an effort to the give the parties time to negotiate and resolve their case without the added expense and stress of a trial.

If an agreement is reached, the mediator prepares an agreement for the parties and their attorneys (if represented) to sign. If there is no agreement, then the parties have reached what is called an “impasse.” The outcome is reported to the court and the appropriate judicial hearing is scheduled thereafter.

Mediators used in all the mediation programs within the circuit are trained and certified by the Supreme Court of the State of Florida.

Mediation is meant to be a non-adversarial process by which the parties can attempt to resolve their dispute with the assistance of a neutral third party, the mediator.