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Family Mediation Attorney Serving Sarasota And The Surrounding Communities

If you are going through a divorce or other family law issue in Florida, the family court may require you to participate in mediation. This is done to provide an opportunity to resolve all or some of the divorce or child custody issues prior to going to trial. Mediation can be beneficial for both parties in multiple ways, including:

  • Helping you and the other party resolve disputes on your own terms, instead of leaving matters up to a judge’s decision
  • Providing a non-adversarial environment outside of court for the parties to reach an agreement
  • Reducing the impact of divorce on children
  • Minimizing the emotional and financial costs of disputes
  • Avoiding a family court trial altogether

Attorney Tinley M. Rudd is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. That means she has fulfilled all the requirements to be a certified and court-appointed mediator in all judicial circuits throughout the state. Attorney Rudd is also trained in collaborative law, which is another out-of-court method of resolving disputes. Mediation and collaborative law may be great options if you and the other party want to reduce conflict while reaching an agreement outside of court.

To learn more, please call the Law Offices of Tinley M. Rudd, Esq., at 941-870-3977. You can also schedule an appointment by completing our contact form. We serve clients throughout Sarasota and the surrounding communities.

How Does Mediation Work?

In many cases, the family court will order mediation between the parties. In other cases, the parties may choose to attend mediation because of all the benefits it offers, including the ability to resolve disputes without court intervention. Whatever your situation may be, it is wise to work with an attorney who is trained in mediation and family dispute resolution. Attorney Tinley M. Rudd is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, and she is trained in effective facilitation techniques and methods of resolving family disputes.

When you participate in mediation, you and the other party meet with the mediator in a non-adversarial environment. The mediator generally does not provide legal advice and does not represent either party. The mediator is also not the ultimate decision-maker. You and the other party work together, with the help of the mediator, to reach an agreement on the relevant issues. The mediator may suggest options for resolving disputes during the mediation process.

In addition to having the mediator present, you and the other party may bring your respective attorneys to the mediation session. You can also have your mediated agreement reviewed by your attorney before the agreement is finalized.

Mediation allows you to have greater control over the outcome of your case, rather than giving up that control to a judge’s decision.

Mediation can be an effective way of resolving a variety of family issues, including:

Contact The Law Offices of Tinley M. Rudd, Esq.

To make an appointment to discuss your mediation options, please call us in Sarasota at 941-870-3977 or complete our contact form. All communications between our firm and any potential clients remain entirely confidential.