The Miami divorce attorneys at the Law Offices of Sandy T. Fox represent people throughout South Florida in family law matters. Our firm has been working to guide clients through the divorce process for more than a decade. We offer the people whom we represent the peace of mind that comes with knowing that we are working diligently to protect and advance their interests. Our family law lawyers use a hands-on approach and take the time to understand our clients’ needs. We keep them aware of their options and obligations at all times. Divorces can be stressful situations for spouses and their families, and we make every effort to resolve matters in the most efficient and least contentious way. Sandy T. Fox is a Florida Bar Board Certified specialist in Marital & Family Law.Using the Mediation Process
Although many divorce cases wind their way through the Florida courts, we have found that the overwhelming majority of family law matters can be resolved through settlement or mediation. The latter option is a particularly attractive alternative to traditional divorce litigation. Mediation allows divorcing spouses to avoid much of the legal system by instead taking their case to a neutral third party called a “mediator,” who is trained to help resolve any and all outstanding issues. These include questions about property distribution as well as child and spousal support, among others. The mediator works with the divorcing spouses to reach a settlement on these and other issues that is then finalized in writing and can be enforced through the courts if necessary.
Divorcing couples in Florida have the power to use mediation to resolve their differences. In some cases, a court may also order spouses to try mediation as a way to settle some or all of the issues at stake. In either circumstance, the mediator should be certified by the state Supreme Court. The law requires mediators to remain neutral at all times in the process, to work for the spouses’ mutual benefit, and to refrain from forcing either spouse to agree to a settlement. Mediation is generally considered a cheaper and less time-consuming process than traditional litigation because the emphasis is on coming up with a mutually agreeable solution for divorcing couples. The spouses themselves often have a greater voice in the ultimate agreement, rather than having it imposed upon them by a judge.Explore Your Options with a Divorce Attorney in Miami
At the Law Offices of Sandy T. Fox, P.A., we have represented a number of divorcing spouses during the mediation process. Our family law attorneys understand how to use this process as a tool to resolve matters related to the dissolution of a marriage. We also know how to work with opposing spouses and counsel to ensure that our clients’ rights are advanced and their interests protected. Moreover, we remain at all times ready, willing, and able to take some or all issues to trial when necessary. People who need a Miami divorce lawyer should enlist the services of the Law Offices of Sandy T. Fox, P.A. Contact us online or call (800) 596-0579 to schedule a confidential consultation. We can assist people throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, including in Aventura and Hollywood, as well as other cities in South Florida.