The Carroll Law FirmThe Carroll Law Firm

Fort Lauderdale Based Mediation Lawyer

Harmonizing Hearts and Resolving Differences: Navigating Family Matters with Compassionate Mediation

Mediation Overview

Mediation is a process where the parties try to reach an agreement and come a settlement and can avoid a trial. Most courts order mediation prior to going to trial to try and give the parties control in their divorce or paternity matter rather than the Judge making the decisions.

Ms. Carroll became a certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a mediator in 2006 and mediates cases as well as attending with clients to ensure their interests are best served if a settlement is reached. With experience as an attorney and a mediator, you will be confident whether you decide to settle or make the decision to go to trial.

Common Questions

Here are the two most common questions clients ask us regarding mediation:

  • How long will this take? The duration of mediation varies based on the complexity of issues and the parties involved. While some cases may resolve in a few sessions, others may take several weeks. Our commitment is to facilitate a timely and amicable resolution, ensuring a process that suits your unique needs and circumstances.

  • How much will this cost? The cost of mediation depends on the complexity and duration of the sessions. During our initial consultation, we will discuss our transparent fee structure, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the costs involved. Our goal is to provide cost-effective mediation services tailored to your specific family needs.

The Legal Process

Here's a general overview of the steps involved in navigating mediation with us. From initial consultations to final agreements, we break down each stage, providing clarity and guidance to help you understand what to expect. Our aim is to make the legal journey as smooth and informed as possible, ensuring you feel supported at every turn.

  1. Initial Consultation and Assessment: Our process commences with a thorough initial consultation where we assess the unique dynamics of your family situation. This includes understanding your goals, concerns, and the specific issues to be addressed through mediation, forming the basis for a tailored approach.

  2. Mediation Sessions and Facilitation: Following the consultation, we conduct mediation sessions, facilitating open communication and negotiation between parties. Our role is to guide the discussions, explore solutions, and work towards mutually agreeable resolutions to various family matters, fostering cooperation and understanding.

  3. Agreement Drafting and Finalization: Once consensus is reached, we assist in drafting a comprehensive agreement outlining the terms and resolutions. This document is then reviewed and finalized by all parties involved, ensuring that the mediated solutions are formally documented and legally binding, providing a solid foundation for the future.