Tampa Mediation Lawyer
Mediation law is beneficial to parties involved in many different types of disputes, from business law to family law matters. In family law disputes, mediation can allow parties to resolve a wide range of disputes involved in divorce and child custody cases, from financial matters to parenting time. Mediation is an alternative to litigation, and it can also save clients time and money in addition to providing other advantages. Contact our experienced Tampa mediation lawyer today for assistance with your mediation needs.
What is Mediation Law in Tampa?
In Tampa, mediation law is one form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that allows parties involved in a legal dispute to resolve the issue without civil litigation.
Mediation law in Tampa is governed by statutory law (Fla. Stat. §§ 44.1011-44.407). According to the Florida Statutes, mediation is “a process whereby a neutral third person called a mediator acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute between two or more parties.” Further, the Florida Statutes clarify that mediation is “an informal and non-adversarial process with the objective of helping the disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable and voluntary agreement.” In mediation, the disputing parties are the ones who make any decisions to resolve the dispute.
How Tampa Mediation Law Works
In mediation, the parties will enter into a space with the mediator, who will facilitate dialogue between them. It is important to know that a mediator does not act like a judge in any capacity and does not hear from the two sides of the case. Further, the mediator does not issue a decision or a ruling. Instead, the mediator helps the parties communicate so that they can reach a resolution themselves.
Any resolution reached in mediation will only be binding if the parties agree. If the parties do not agree, they can turn to litigation or other forms of ADR.
Benefits of Tampa Mediation Law
There are many significant benefits to choosing mediation in order to resolve a dispute. When you go through mediation and reach an agreement, you can enjoy some of the following benefits:
- Save time and money since a court will not have to hear both sides and resolve the dispute;
- Maintain confidentiality because all matters that come up in mediation are private and are not accessible to the public, unlike issues that arise in a court case;
- Improve communication skills with the other party, which can be especially important in cases where the disputing parties will share child custody and engage in co-parenting; and
- Have control over the outcome of your case since you will play a key role in resolving the dispute instead of leaving the decision up to a judge.
Contact Faulkner Law Group, PLLC Today
The Faulkner Law Group, PLLC can assist you with mediation in your case. Mediation can be extremely beneficial in a wide range of cases in which the disputing parties want to reach an agreement while saving time and money. In family mediation, our firm can help you to use this form of alternative dispute resolution to obtain an uncontested divorce and to resolve issues pertaining to property division, spousal maintenance, child custody, and other issues. Contact our experienced Tampa mediation lawyer today for more information.