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Good News: Your Divorce Doesn’t Have to Be So Stressful

| May 20, 2020 | Firm News

The Rotella & Hernandez team is excited to announce that Attorney Nora Rotella recently became a Florida Supreme Court certified family law mediator. This means we will be able to serve our clients in a new way that is particularly useful in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Today in our blog we will be discussing what mediation is and why it’s beneficial to incorporate mediation in family law matters.

Mediation is described by Florida Courts as “a way for people who are having a dispute to talk about their issues and concerns and to make decisions about the dispute with the help of another person (called a mediator).” They go on to say, “A mediator is not allowed to decide who is right or wrong or to tell you how to resolve your dispute.  In mediation, you can try to find solutions that make sense to you and the other person in the dispute to resolve some or all of your concerns.”

Choosing mediation instead of traditional litigation for solving your family law issues has many benefits:

Accessibility. While family courts are holding a limited amount of hearings due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, you can still work on your case with a mediator.

Affordability. Mediation tends to be less costly than going to court.

Confidentiality. When you’re in court, everything becomes a matter of public record. Mediation can protect your privacy if there are financial or personal matters that you would prefer to keep out of the public record.

Fairness. When a case is mediated, both sides work together rather than working against one another. The mediator acts as a neutral third party to help the opposing sides reach an agreement. This lends itself to fairer negotiations. There is no judge making the final decision about what is best. You have control to prioritize the things that matter to you most.

Speed. Mediation typically moves more quickly than traditional litigation, so it is one of the speediest ways to resolve a dispute. It can take a matter of days rather than a matter of months or years.

If you are interested in resolving your family law matter through mediation with the Rotella & Hernandez team, we are eager to hear from you. We invite you to contact us through our website or by phone at 305-596-3618. We look forward to partnering with you!