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Family Law Attorney Mediator

Family Law Attorney Mediator
Author: richsmukler

Family law matters may include the dissolution of marriage, child custody and support, adoption, paternity, and parental rights issues. It is critical to have a mediator who can empathize with the emotional nature of these matters which tend to be very emotional and strenuous on the parties involved.

As a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, Rich can guide you through the often difficult and sometimes heart-wrenching pathway required in martial dissolutions. “Pre-suit, Pro se” divorce mediation is a non-adversarial alternative to divorce litigation. It is a voluntary process chosen by couples that have decided to divorce, but who want to avoid the financial and emotional costs associated with retaining attorneys and litigating their disputes. A couple who chooses pre-suit divorce litigation is choosing to work together with their mediator to resolve all issues related to their divorce and separation. You will receive guidance in the preparation of The Financial Affidavit as well as the MSA (marital separation agreement).

A Parenting Plan is required in all cases involving time-sharing with minor children, even when time-sharing in not in dispute. The Plan must be developed and agreed to by the parents and approved by the court. If the parties cannot agree, or, if the agreed plan is not approved by the court, a Parenting Plan will be established by the court with or without the use of parenting plan recommendations.

Parenting Class: Both parents are required to take a parenting class prior to the finalization of an entry of divorce. Course fees vary depending on the course chosen. Administrative Order (A.O.) 5.212-11/16 details Parent Education Course requirements and can be reviewed at www.15thcircuit.com/adminorders. A list of courses is available at www.mypalmbeachclerk.com. Once the course is completed. A Certificate of Completion must be filed with the clerk.

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