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Category Archives: Divorce Mediation


Is My Divorce Mediation Agreement Binding?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Legally ending a marriage is a complex process that involves a lot of moving parts, including property division, alimony, and in some cases, child custody. While couples can resolve these issues through litigation, doing so tends to be complicated and expensive. Another option is divorce mediation, which allows couples (with the help of a… Read More »


Alternative Dispute Resolution As A Means Of Achieving An Amicable Florida Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

While divorce tends to be associated with conflict and courtroom battles, the truth is that not all proceedings have to be that way. In fact, there are a lot of alternative methods of dispute resolution that couples can utilize to resolve their divorce-related disagreements, including mediation and collaborative divorce. Divorce Mediation  Mediation offers divorcing… Read More »


How Long After Mediation Will It Take To Finalize My Divorce?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

The answer to this question depends on the specific facts of a family’s case. In some instances, for example, mediation may not be successful, in which case, its resolution won’t result in the finalization of a divorce. Instead, the parties will need to move forward with litigation, which could take months or even years…. Read More »


Preparing For Mediation

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

In Florida, family law courts strongly encourage families to come up with their own divorce settlements in an out-of-court setting. Unfortunately, couples often are unable to do so on their own, in which case, the court may order mediation. Mediation is a flexible type of dispute resolution process, where an impartial third party facilitates… Read More »


The Dangers Of A Do-it-Yourself Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Filing for divorce can be expensive and many couples, in an effort to save on these costs, decide to represent themselves rather than hire an attorney. Unfortunately, even with a wealth of information available to couples about divorce, many struggle when attempting to represent themselves, as merely having access to knowledge doesn’t necessarily mean… Read More »


I Received An Order Of Referral To Family Mediation – What Does That Mean?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Whether you are involved in a divorce, paternity action, are attempting to modify a custody arrangement, or are involved in another type of family law matter, you will likely end up receiving an Order of Referral to Family Mediation. Mediating a case is a lot different than going to court, so if you have… Read More »


Family Mediation In Florida

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Starting in the 1980’s Florida courts started implementing mandatory family mediation, which is a type of alternative dispute resolution for all divorcing couples. Under these rules, both parties to a Florida divorce are required to participate in mediation before litigating their case. Fortunately, many mediation proceedings result in settlement agreements, which means that couples… Read More »


Divorce Mediation Is Mandatory In Florida

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Unlike many states, Florida actually requires divorcing couples to attempt mediation. While not all mediation proceedings are successful, they can save couples a significant amount of time, money, and stress, so making a real attempt to settle your differences is encouraged. Going to mediation does not mean, however, that you won’t need a legal… Read More »


Dividing Challenging Assets During Divorce

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

The property division process isn’t always as simple as deciding on the value of a divorcing couple’s assets and making a fair split. Instead, divorcing parties should expect some of their assets to have declined or increased in value during the course of their marriage. In other cases, obtaining a proper valuation of an… Read More »


How Could a Hostile Attitude Toward My Spouse Affect My Divorce?

By Sandra Bonfiglio |

Ending a marriage can be an emotional and complicated process, so it is not uncommon, even for the most well-intentioned of individuals, to become frustrated during divorce proceedings. Unfortunately, those feelings can have a negative impact on the outcome of a divorce and can also damage family relationships beyond repair. Having an attorney on… Read More »

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