AN EXPERIENCED TEAM CAN MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE: FAMILY LAW MEDIATION
Mediation is an informal and confidential process which assists the parties to a dispute reach an agreement they may not love but, can live with. In order to obtain a Final Judgment, all Family Law Cases in Florida must attempt mediation if the parties have not reached a resolution on their own beforehand. Peter M. Farren has been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator since 2007. Since Peter is also an experienced Family Law litigator, his vast experience in all issues faced by the parties in a divorce, child custody matter or post-judgment matters is a valuable benefit when trying to reach an efficient and amicable resolution of the dispute.
The parties can reach solutions to the dispute in mediation which are not available to the presiding judge for various reasons. Therefore, mediation allows the parties and their counsel to be creative in crafting a resolution which works for both sides. The parties are in control in mediation, they decide what they are willing to accept and how the situation plays out as opposed to fighting it out in a courtroom and leaving the decision up to the judge who may or may not understand each party, the problems they are fighting over and the best possible outcome.