Fort Lauderdale Collaborative Mediation Lawyer
At Trachman & Ballot-Lena, PA, our Fort Lauderdale collaborative mediation lawyers know how to help our clients find solutions to their family law issues. We always handle these cases with compassion and sensitivity. For a no cost, no obligation initial consultation with an experienced collaborative mediation lawyer, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Fort Lauderdale law office today.
How Collaborative Mediation is Different than Collaborative Law
Unfortunately, not every marriage lasts. According to data from the American Psychological Association (APA), nearly half of marriages ultimately end in divorce. Beyond divorce, there are also many other family issues that can become legal disputes. In Florida, collaborative mediation is a low-conflict negotiation process that can help people facilitate a successful resolution to divorces and other family law cases.
Collaborative mediation is somewhat different than collaborative law. In an official collaborative law proceeding, parties must be represented by a family law attorney who has been trained in collaborative law. Should the collaborative process not lead to a successful resolution, those attorneys will be required to drop representation.
In contrast, with collaborative mediation, parties do not necessarily need to obtain legal counsel. While they can certainly still do so, they can also jointly seek guidance from a trained Florida family mediator. If no settlement is reached, the lawyers involved in collaborative mediation are not necessarily required to withdraw their representation.
Collaborative Mediation Combines Some of the Best Elements of Both Processes
In many ways, collaborative mediation offers parties a combination of some of the best elements of both collaborative law and mediation. It is a fresh and innovative approach that helps divorcing couples and other people involved in family law cases find agreeable solutions in an efficient and effective manner — all while preserving relationships and controlling costs. Some of the specific benefits of collaborative mediation include:
- A low-conflict atmosphere;
- Assurance that everyone’s voice is heard;
- The clarifying of objectives;
- Complete control over the process;
- Strict confidentiality; and
- A faster and less expensive resolution.
If you are considering collaborative mediation, you need a family lawyer who has the skills and experience to protect your rights and help you achieve results. Our Fort Lauderdale law firm is made up of certified mediators, trained collaborative law attorneys, and veteran family litigators. We handle a wide array of different types of family law cases. No matter the specific circumstances you are currently facing, we are here to answer your questions and help you find a resolution.
Contact Our Fort Lauderdale Collaborative Mediation Lawyers Today
At Trachman & Ballot-Lena, PA, our Florida divorce and family law attorneys have extensive experience with collaborative law and mediation. We are standing by, ready to help you and your family get answers. To set up a free, fully confidential review of your case, please contact our law firm today. With an office in Fort Lauderdale, we represent communities throughout the region, including Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Davie, and Coral Springs.