Divorce can be particularly overwhelming for parents. In addition to the administrative tasks, parents have to help their children cope with the transition.
If you and your spouse have disagreements regarding time-sharing, child support or other custody matters, mediation may be a viable option. This is a process in which a Florida Supreme Court-certified mediator helps divorcing couples resolve disputes. Mediators cannot force you or your ex into an agreement, and according to FirstJudicialCircuit.org, they must work for the mutual benefit of both parties.
Mediation offers a multitude of benefits compared to taking your case to trial:
- Mediation is less expensive;
- It offers an opportunity to resolve disagreements related to child custody with the guidance of a legal professional;
- And parents can address important questions that they may have overlooked about the parenting plan.
If you are considering divorce in Florida, contact The Law Offices of Michael M. Raheb, P.A. Mr. Raheb offers free consultations, and he will give your case the individual attention that it deserves.
Call 866-949-0888 today for a free consultation with a child custody attorney in Naples. You can also visit http://divorce.usattorneys.com/florida/ to learn more about family law in Florida.
Here are three reasons to consider child custody mediation:
- Save Money
Mediation can save you and your ex thousands of dollars in fees and attorney costs. Also, mediation meetings usually take less time than court proceedings, which means you will have to take less time off work.
- Resolve Disagreements Related to Child Custody
Child custody disagreements can quickly spiral into emotional debates. A mediator will be a natural third party who can provide objective advice based on Florida laws and his or her experience. During mediation, you and your spouse can resolve disputes related to time-sharing, child support, and other custody matters.
- Answer Questions Related to Your Parenting Plan
Creating a parenting plan is more complicated than many people assume. It must be comprehensive and detailed yet provide room for flexibility. It should incorporate your children’s school calendars, holidays, sport events and other activities.
Your mediator not only can point out holes in your parenting plan, but he or she can also help you answer critical questions, such as:
- Where will the children live during specific holidays? Will each parent host the children on the same holidays, or will they rotate?
- Will you and your ex rotate custody every week? Every month? Every other weekend?
- How much will you or your ex pay in child support?
- Will one or both parents pay for health and life insurance for the child?
- How will the parents pay for the child’s future education expenses?
If you have questions about child custody, child support, alimony, prenuptial agreements or other divorce matters in Florida, contact The Law Offices of Michael M. Raheb, P.A. As a Naples child custody lawyer, Mr. Raheb can help you avoid mistakes that could compromise your personal or financial interests. Schedule a free initial consultation today by calling 866-949-0888.