Whittel & Melton, LLC
Handling Divorce & Family Law Mediations for clients in
Spring Hill, Brooksville and Weeki Wachee
11020 Northcliffe Blvd.
Spring Hill, FL 34608
Generally speaking, mediation is an informal, voluntary process where a mediator--who is trained in negotiation techniques-- assists the parties to reach a consensus. Mediation is different from litigation in that the mediator does not impose a solution, but rather guides the parties to find common ground. The benefit of mediated agreements in divorce cases is that since divorces often involve unique solutions involving families and children, a mediation can address these specific issues and yield unique solutions. In addition, mediation is generally more cost effective than litigation.
Brooksville, FL Divorce Mediation Lawyers
Most Florida Divorces involve mediation. While it is not required that the parties are represented by an attorney at mediation, it is highly advisable.
Mediation is non-binding unless both parties agree to a settlement-- but that doesn’t mean that you should go to a mediation without legal representation. Without counsel, there is no one to look out for your rights in a mediation and there is no way for you to know what you are entitled to under the law. It is not the mediator’s responsibility to protect your interests, as their main objective to get the parties to agree on a resolution.
This is where the attorneys at Whittel and Melton can help. Our divorce attorneys have handled divorce cases in litigation and in mediation throughout Hernando County including cases involving clients in Brooksville and Spring Hill. If you are thinking about divorce or are in the midst of a divorce please contact us at (352) 666-2121 to discuss your case. We are here to help you through this painful process.