Divorce Mediation


“The biggest advantage of divorce mediation is that you have control over your divorce terms and come up with creative solutions that can only be done in mediation and not in court.”

Marina R. Taylor is an alternative to expensive and aggressive litigation which can save you thousands of dollars. She is the Brandon Divorce Attorney and Family Law Lawyer in the Tampa Bay area including Brandon, Riverview, Apollo Beach and Ruskin for more than 25 years.

Brandon Divorce Lawyers Areas of Mediation include:

Brandon Child Custody Lawyer

Each Child Custody and Divorce case is different and many times these cases are charged with emotion and the belief that one or more parties have been wronged and treated unfairly. Marina Taylor, PA firmly believes that her approach through Divorce Mediation in Tampa Fl and Negotiations goes along way in resolving custody and other divorce related disputes as opposed to “Aggressive Trial Tactics”

Brandon Divorce Mediator

A number of couples are electing to go to mediation as their first step in obtaining a divorce. A mediator does not have to be an attorney and often is not. The purpose of mediation is to facilitate communication between husband and wife so they can freely express their concerns and desires in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. A mediator’s goal is to help a couple or arrive to an agreement without necessarily ensuring that both parties are getting a “fair” deal. Once an agreement is reached, then most of the time, the mediator will draft an agreement which later will be presented to the court for incorporating into a divorce decree. Often times the mediation agreement drafted by a non attorney does NOT say what it means or mean what it says!

Family Law Mediation

Once an agreement is reached in mediation and the agreement is signed it is considered legally binding and this is where the problem lies when engaging a non attorney mediator.

An attorney who practices family law locally and also does family law mediation has the advantage of not only knowing the law but having the ability to pretty much predict how a particular local judge may rule based on past rulings. He or she will also know when one party may be being slighted. A good family law attorney mediator may stop the mediation process if he or she feels that one party is being taken advantage of and continue the mediation process once that party can obtain legal advice outside the mediation process.

Family mediation lawyers who practices family law and also does Divorce Mediation will have the expertise to draft an agreement that “says what it means and means what it says .” In other words, when you leave the Divorce Mediation session with a signed agreement you can be assured that what you signed can be enforced in court at a later date, if need be. Unfortunately, if people know they can get away with not fulfilling their legal obligations because their Divorce Mediation agreement was poorly drafted, they tend not hold up their end of the bargain.

Divorce Mediation Resources: What is Family Law


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