Speedy Divorce

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Jul 02, 2024 | 0 Comments

How to get a Speedy Florida Divorce

Not a day goes by that I am not contacted by one or both spouses who want to know what the best way is to get a Speedy Divorce. Many are thinking about filing a divorce case, but don't know where to start or what is the process. What they do know is that they believe they can agree to resolve their case in a fair manner. 

It's refreshing to me, to get an opportunity to talk to married couples who recognize that by getting along and having an open line of communication, they are putting their own agenda aside and want to figure out a way to cut through the red tape and get divorced as quickly as possible. More importantly, couples who want to attend Mediation without lawyers have the motivation and mutual interests of reaching a successful outcome.

When we talk to couples who want to consider the benefits of negotiating a divorce settlement at Mediation, we strongly emphasize how much time is involved in a typical, non-Mediated Contested Court Case. These kinds of cases usually involve both spouses hiring their own lawyers, who will charge each  them large retainers and bill them on a reoccurring basis. But what is more significant is the time it takes to just get through the Court system so that a Contested Divorce can be decided by a Judge. Often times, a fiercely contested divorce case could take years to conclude. A Family Law Mediated Agreement will cut the time down to a matter of weeks not years.  This is why Mediation is so highly thought of by millions.

With my years of experience as a divorce lawyer and as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, I salute those couples who recognize the value of allowing me to help them reach agreements in a painless process. That process starts with the recognition both parties must have that they want to cut through the red tape and learn how to eliminate the barriers that will lead them to coming to a mutually beneficial final agreement. If such an agreement is reached at Mediation, the law allows the Mediator to prepare the written settlement agreement, which can be immediately filed with the Court. In this way, the case becomes “Uncontested.”

 An “Uncontested” case, with Pro Se litigants, is usually scheduled for a swift Final Hearing.

 If you and your spouse are committed to not spending a lot of time and money in your divorce case and want to utilize a trained professional to assist you with reaching agreements and navigating the Family Law judicial process, please consider the awesome benefits involved in attending Mediation.

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Gordon Shayne

Gordon N. Shayne Family Law / Divorce Lawyer Phone: (904) 544-6855 Gordon N. Shayne's field of practice is devoted to Family Law/Divorce case throughout the State of Florida


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