Attorneys who are mediator-trained and who are comfortable working with clients' feelings, and have the patience to explore options, are best suited for this type of work. Moreover, the process is all about respect and dignity; staying firm for fairness is the key to a balanced result and outcome with which both sides are comfortable. Any experts reasonably required to assist are considered "neutral" and hired by both sides mutually.

Another problem-solving approach which involves no court in called Collaborative Law. If there is no full agreement and court is required, the attorneys and any engaged professional experts are disqualified and must withdraw.

Shelly Finman was the first mediator in Lee County (1983) who has been a leader and pioneer in Florida in problem-solving divorce models, including Cooperative Law, Collaborative Law and Mediation.

For More Information About Divorce Mediation

For more information about divorce mediation, call us at 239-215-4952 or complete our contact form to schedule an initial consultation. Our law office is in Fort Myers and we represent clients throughout southwest Florida, including Cape Coral.