Pursuing Out-of-Court Resolutions to Divorce Disputes

Divorce is a high-stakes and emotional process, but that does not mean that it needs to be resolved through a contentious courtroom battle. Many divorce disputes – even those in which the parties have serious differences – can be resolved out of court through mediation.

Miami divorce mediation lawyer Ronald H. Kauffman is committed to helping clients resolve divorce cases in a non-adversarial manner whenever possible. By counseling clients through the mediation process, he is often able to help them avoid protracted and expensive litigation.


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Understanding the Divorce Mediation Process in Florida

Under Florida law, the parties to a divorce must attempt to resolve their difference through mediation before their case can proceed to trial. In many cases, mediation can be used earlier in the process to resolve all outstanding disputes before either party has filed for divorce.

In divorce mediation, the parties and their attorneys meet with a neutral mediator – sometimes together, sometimes separately – to try to negotiate a settlement agreement.

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Ideally, both the mediator and the attorneys should have enough experience to anticipate what will happen if the case goes to trial. Drawing on that experience, they can help the parties negotiate an agreement without any need to have a judge decide the issues for them.

As an experienced divorce litigator who has resolved many cases out of court, Ron can advise you on your options and help you pursue the best possible outcome through mediation. Of course, if mediation does not work out, he is also fully prepared to go to trial on your behalf.

Coral Gables Divorce Settlement Lawyer

Ronald H. Kauffman, P.A. - Miami Family Law Attorney

In Florida, most divorce cases are settled through some combination of informal negotiations and formal mediation. To schedule a free consultation with Ron to discuss whether mediation is appropriate for your case, please contact his office at 800-556-2329 or by e-mail.

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Family Law

There are a number of attorneys in South Florida, but only a handful are board certified in marital and family law by the Supreme Court of Florida and the Florida Bar. Ronald H. Kauffman is one of them.

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