Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party (the mediator) works with the parties to negotiate a mutually agreeable resolution of their differences in order to reach a settlement of their case. Mediation allows the parties to use creativity to craft a settlement without the time and expense involved in going to trial and having a judge decide all the issues in the case for them. In Florida, participation in mediation is routinely required by the courts before contested issues may be presented to a judge for resolution. Parties may participate in mediation with, or without, the assistance of attorneys.
Certified Family Law Mediator
In Florida, attorneys, certified public accountants and mental health professionals are eligible to be specially trained as family law mediators and must be certified by the Florida Supreme Court prior to serving as a mediator. Prior to becoming a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator, Lisa participated in numerous mediations as an advocate on behalf of her family law clients and is well versed in the process and its benefits. Lisa would be happy to assist you in resolving your case cost-effectively through use of the mediation process. If you would like to find out more about Lisa’s services as a mediator, please contact her office by phone, email, or through the contact page of this website for additional information.