Paul E. Riffel, Attorney at Law
Schedule an appointment
813-265-1185

Mediation: An important step in a divorce

In a divorce, before a hearing can be held before a judge, the parties must attend mediation. It’s an important step in the divorce process and will be the subject of this three-part blog series.

Florida law defines mediation as “a process whereby a neutral third person called a mediator acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute between two or more parties.”

Once discovery has been completed, the parties meet with this mediator to try to reach an agreement on all issues.

Rest assured that all cases are referred to mediation by the Circuit Court, and the only exception would be if there is a significant history of domestic or sexual violence that would affect mediation.

Mediation must be completed before a temporary or final hearing is set.

Paul E. Riffel, Attorney at Law

Paul Riffel Law is located in Tampa FL and serves clients in and around Brandon, Tampa, Valrico, Odessa, Thonotosassa, Gibsonton, Sydney, Dover, Land O Lakes, Oldsmar, Apollo Beach, Lithia, Safety Harbor, Trilby, Plant City, Durant, Holiday, Hillsborough County and Pasco County.

Firm Location

1319 W Fletcher Ave
Tampa, FL 33612

Connect With US

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

No content on this site may be reused in any fashion without written permission from www.PaulRiffel.com
Managed by MileMark Media

© 2015 - 2017 Paul E. Riffel, Attorney at Law. All rights reserved..
This law firm website is managed by MileMark Media.

Contact Form Tab