Every day we speak with women, just like you, who are exploring their options as it relates to ending a marriage. Lately, there seems to be a trend where husbands are pressuring wives into mediation as opposed to a traditional divorce.

In the simplest of terms, mediation is a process where the couple agrees to a settlement. In some instances, mediation can be more timely and less expensive, however is this the best option for you or is this the best option for your ex-spouse?

When it comes to mediation, who has your best interests in mind? Who will ensure that your due diligence is completed appropriately? Who will walk you through the tax implications of a settlement?

It is important to keep in mind that in some instances, mediation can take longer because the couple has difficulty coming to a resolution. Going through the court process can alleviate the distress of constantly having to compromise. Remember during mediation you and your ex-spouse will have to agree on:

  • Alimony
  • Division of property
  • Child support

Organizing and analyzing complex financial assets is best left to a forensic accountant. Financial advisors, tax accountants and other trusted household insiders may be loyal to the husband and withhold key information during the preparation for a divorce mediation. You need an ally, a team who understands the discovery process and will advocate on your behalf.

When it comes to something this important, trust the experienced team of attorneys at Florida Women’s Law Group. We are committed to providing you a positive experience all while seamlessly handling the meticulous details.

Mediation v. Divorce Litigation

What is the difference between mediation and divorce litigation?

We hear this question every day? In the simplest of terms, mediation is a process where the couple agrees to a settlement. Divorce litigation is commonly referred to as a traditional divorce.

Remember during mediation you and your ex-spouse will have to agree on:

  • Alimony
  • Division of property
  • Child support

In our experience, many couples have a difficult time coming to an agreement on these items. Divorce litigation is typically a better option in the following scenarios:

  • You have non-marital assets
  • Alimony is at issue
  • Marriage is over 15 years
  • Share minor children and need a parenting plan
  • Business ownership
  • Stock options, or future, vested interests
  • Rental property is owned
  • History of domestic violence, physical, emotional or verbal
  • Child with special needs
  • Medical issues with either party
  • Mental health issue history
  • Substance abuse
  • Property in another state
  • No access to financial information
  • Relocation possibilities
  • Dissipation of assets
  • Tax issues/concerns

Divorce is hard, for everyone involved. You need an ally, a team who understands the discovery process and will advocate on your behalf. Remember we are a law firm of women for women, we understand your needs and will fight for you.

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