Most family law mediations take place after litigation has begun. Parties to a dispute can also agree to attend mediation before beginning litigation, which is commonly called pre-suit mediation. Most mediations involve the parties, their lawyers, and the mediator, who is an impartial and neutral professional. Sometimes other professionals will attend the mediation, such as accountants or professionals appointed to protect the best interests of children.
Preparation is the key to a successful mediation. Preparing for mediation involves meetings with Stephanie, you, the client, and all other professionals involved in your case. All information that has been obtained about your case will be be closely reviewed and analyzed. Stephanie will then spend as much time as is necessary with you to make sure you have a clear understanding of what to expect at mediation and to develop a strategy designed to maximize the chance for a favorable settlement.
Not only is Stephanie experienced in attending mediation with her clients, but she is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator.