How Can Divorcing Spouses Negotiate Fair Settlement Agreements?
In the heat of disagreements serious enough to send you to the divorce court, it may seem impossible to negotiate and agree to the issues that can affect your futures. On your own, you and your spouse probably cannot negotiate effectively. However, an experienced divorce attorney often recommends using mediation for divorcing couples in Boca Raton and throughout the state. Negotiation affords many benefits — including the flexibility needed to obtain a fair settlement beyond what impersonal judges can decide.
The Florida courts are available to handle particularly difficult divorces, including those involving a severe imbalance of power during the marriage. However, even when you choose a courtroom divorce, subsection 61.183 of the Florida Dissolution of Marriage Statutes grant courts the right to send divorcing couples to mediation to resolve contested settlement issues as appropriate.
Once you and your spouse agree to divorce, you need to put your past disputes aside so you can focus on your futures. Most couples actually have a clear understanding of their unique needs and concerns. By retaining a Boca Raton divorce lawyer with experience in divorce mediation, you have an advocate dedicated to keeping important decisions within your direct control rather than in the hands of an impersonal judge. Your attorney knows how to keep your discussions on the issues that really matter so you can reach a fair settlement, typically with less stress and lower costs.
The attorneys at Weiner & Weiss, LLC strongly recommend mediation as a positive and sensible alternative to litigation for many divorcing couples. Our extensive experience in divorce mediation allows us to guide clients through the negotiation process while helping protect their legal rights.