Posted by Gordon Shayne | Dec 13, 2023 | 0 Comments



          It is a fact, that in the United States today, almost 50% of all marriages will  end in divorce, with the average divorce costing $7,000.  National statistics show 2.3 million marriages occurred in 2023.  This translates to 44,230 divorces each week with a total minimal cost of  $309, 610. These are astonishing statistics.  

By its very nature, the decision to end a relationship, whether that relationship is long term or short term, brings with it many disputes. Each person in the relationship has their own set of “issues” or things that they wish to be resolved in that person's favor as a result of the break-up of the marriage. 

When a Family Law Judge hears a Divorce case, the judge often times lacks the time to adequately hear each and every dispute that the parties have with one another. Time and expense are huge reasons why more and more couples are engaging in voluntary Mediation to end their marriage.

Florida Judges favor those cases where the parties attend Mediation and reach a settlement without the use of the judicial system's intervention. In almost every county in the state of Florida, Family Law Judges will order the parties to attend Mediation before coming to Court to have a Judge decide the case. Wouldn't it be far better to voluntarily agree on a Mediator and attend Mediation prior to the time that a divorce gets filed? The answer from every expert and experienced family law attorney and Mediator, is a resounding, “YES.”

For those couples who voluntarily attend Mediation before a divorce is filed, they soon realize that it is the parties themselves who have tremendous power in reaching agreements at the Mediation. The Power of Mediation occurs when both spouses decide to make progress on their disputes and enter Mediation with open minds with the desire to reach agreements. Couples who are capable of compromising, communicating, and resolving their conflicts are the real winners in a Mediation. 

If you want more details on the Power of Divorce Mediation, please contact us for a Free No Obligation Consultation: 904-544-6855.



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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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