The Law Offices of Lizette Reboredo


What exactly is Mediation?

According to section 44.1011(2), Florida Statutes (2012), mediation is

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. It is an informal and non-adversarial process with the objective of helping the disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable and voluntary agreement. In mediation, decisionmaking authority rests with the parties.

In a divorce situation or other family law matter, the parties can choose to go to mediation BEFORE anyone files the divorce or dispute in Court.  If you are able to resolve your differences in mediation, the appropriate agreements can be prepared and then the divorce or other matter can be filed as an uncontested matter, frequently saving everyone time, money, and anxiety.

Mediation is also an option, and most of the time a Court requirement, after the case is filed in Court but before the case goes to a Final Hearing where the Judge makes the decisions that will affect your family.  

What are some advantages to Mediation?

1. A mediator facilitates negotiations.

2. Mediation is confidential.

3. Mediation agreements are enforceable.

4. Mediation gives the parties flexibility.

5. Mediation is not an adversarial process.

6. Settlement decisions are made by the parties.

7. Mediation may result in less time, cost and stress than litigation.

8. In mediation the parties are in control of the outcome.

9. Mediation is an opportunity for understanding.


Divorce mediation is best handled by a divorce attorney who know the problems that can arise.

When our firm handles mediation, clients can expect Lizette Reboredo to:

  • Give clients personal attention, materials, and information
  • Assist clients-both the husband and wife-to reach a satisfactory agreement
  • Draft the final mediated agreement based upon the terms agreed upon by the clients

    “For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.”
    lph Waldo Emerson





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