Take Advantage Of The Benefits Mediation Offers

At Zachary A. Vandyke, P.A., in Panama City, we help our clients get the best outcome possible. Over the years, we have found that many of our clients are extremely satisfied when they use mediation to resolve family issues. In Florida, you are required to attempt mediation before proceeding to trial with the exception of limited circumstances.

Whether you choose mediation or are required to be there, why not make the best of it?

What Is Mediation? What Are The Benefits?

Family law mediation is a process in which a trained, third-party neutral helps spouses or parents come to an agreement out of court. The mediator's job is to facilitate a discussion between the parties, not takes sides or make decisions for them.

This form of alternative dispute resolution is:

  • Empowering: In court, the judge is in control. In mediation, you are in control. Only you decide which concessions or compromises you will make in mediation for divorce or other family matters, not a judge.
  • Satisfying: You know your family, and you know what is best for you. When you have the final say over all major decisions, you are more likely to be happy with the outcome.
  • Cost-effective: When you can eliminate court costs and billable hours necessary for filing motions, requesting hearings and presenting arguments in court, you save money.
  • Convenient: A judge tells you when you must appear in court, and you get to rearrange your life to make it work. In mediation, you choose when meeting will be convenient for you.
  • Efficient: Whether it is the control, the convenience, staying out of court or a combination of everything, mediation can help you reach a settlement in less time than litigation.

Have Questions About Mediation? Ask A Lawyer For Free.

At our law firm, we offer free initial consultations to all prospective clients. You can speak with an attorney without the pressure. Schedule your consultation by calling 850-851-0864 or sending us your information. Se Habla Español!