Keep it Civil, Keep the Peace With Mediation
My mission is to give personalized attention and help families come to an agreement they are happy with through mediation. I will use my experience and proven techniques to help families to move forward. I work to assist families through difficult issues including divorce, custody plans, elder issues, and more.
Mediating Family Disputes
Mediation allows the families involved in conflicts or disputes an opportunity to make decisions and work out the details in a manner that is best for their family. The family works with a mediator, who helps the parties to explore the options and alternatives available for resolution. The process is confidential to allow everyone involved to share their thoughts and ideas freely with no fear of reprisal. The mediator acts as a neutral facilitator who directs the process and memorializes (records) the agreement. Mediation allows each person involved in a family case the opportunity to be heard and to feel validated.
Mediation is an alternative to going to court, and can decrease the time and cost of litigation. The process can benefit both sides, providing confidentiality, privacy, and the opportunity to be involved in deciding the outcome of the dispute. Mediation can be either voluntary or court ordered. The mediator is a neutral person who uses her negotiating and communication skills to help the two parties find a “win-win” resolution to the dispute. Once an agreement is reached, the two parties can make it binding under Florida Law. Because the process is confidential, only the final agreement will be entered into the court record. This allows freedom of discussion during the negotiating process.
A mediator can help you resolve your dispute more quickly and at a lower cost, while allowing each party to directly participate in the negotiations. To discuss your situation, please contact Jacksonville Family Mediation at 904.866.0268 or Email us for an appointment.