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"How do I know divorce mediation is the right course for me?"
Divorce mediation is appropriate in divorce cases because the parties have a direct say in how their marital assets will be distributed and how their support is derived. It puts a lot of decision making in the hands of the parties and not in the hands of an impartial judge. In Florida, the normal process for the court is to order divorce mediation prior to any final hearing. There are three main benefits to mediation for you for consider. One, there's the emotional savings because of the stress of litigation; two, there's practical savings because you, the participants, have the final say in this part of the process. You, the parties, have to agree to the settlement. The last benefit is financial: there are substantial savings over litigation when you choose a mediator for your divorce case.
Bruce M. Berger is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Valuation Analyst practicing in Fort Lauderdale. He is the managing partner and owner of Bruce M. Berger and Company. He also co-runs a divorce mediation practice.
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
Business Valuators / CPAs