When couples can agree on the terms a divorce, they have a better chance of emerging with an amiable relationship that, among other things, can result in unified parenting of the children. Naturally, ending a marriage is not a time when spouses are likely to be in full agreement. But, if they can come to partial agreement—and if they want to avoid the stress of a contested divorce, divorce mediation is a critical tool for Boca Raton couples to negotiate terms that can result in the best future for everyone involved.
When Boca Raton couples enlist a divorce mediator prior to taking the case to divorce court, they have an opportunity to determine their own future—before a judge makes decisions that may differ from their own. In essence, both spouses, represented by their own Boca Raton divorce lawyers, negotiate their case before an impartial mediator who intercedes in any areas of disagreement. Divorce mediation may or may not result in full agreement. But, it does reduce the areas of dispute before taking the case to court, giving both spouses greater control in their futures.
If Boca Raton couples achieve full agreement in divorce mediation, the courtroom process becomes largely administrative, and it no longer involves a divorce mediator in Boca Raton. The judge must review the agreement, and, if he or she finds areas of concern, these areas might be subject to the traditional process of a courtroom divorce before the judge makes a final decision.
Similarly, if couples cannot agree in all areas, the judge hears both cases before reaching a decision for the areas of dispute only. Once all details are ironed out, the judge approves and finalizes the divorce, leaving couples to begin their new lives apart.
For any type of divorce, you need the assistance of an experienced and compassionate Boca Raton divorce law firm. A qualified attorney listens to the details of your situation and guides you toward the options that make the most sense for you.
With nearly 30 years in private practice, the Law Offices of Richard B. Barkin represents individuals in divorce proceedings in Palm Beach and Broward Counties and the southern Atlantic coast of Florida. We are skilled in handling both contested and uncontested divorce and help guide our clients to the right solution. If you need legal advice and representation for a divorce, contact the Law Offices of Richard B. Barkin.