If you are represented by an attorney, your attorney's office should set up the mediation after ensuring that the mediator does not have a conflict and is agreeable to both parties. Please talk to your attorney about whether it is appropriate to contact the mediator in advance of the mediation. Contacting the mediator directly and providing them with information about the other party could potentially disqualify the mediator from mediating your case. If you contact one of our mediators, please always disclose that you are a potential mediation client. Each mediator has his or her own policy about what is appropriate to discuss with potential mediation clients. Many mediators limit communications to general discussions about rates and the mediation process. If you have information that you feel is important to share with the mediator, it is generally best to wait until mediation to do so.
Please also remember that there are important exceptions to the mediation privilege and mediation confidentiality. Under Florida law, Mediators are required to make a report where there is a reasonable basis for the mediator to believe a child or vulnerable adult has been subject to abuse or neglect.
Our directory of Florida family law mediators is designed to help you select an experienced mediator in the Tampa Bay area. Mediators are neutral facilitators who are ethically bound to remain fair and impartial. If you find yourself in a family law dispute, an experienced Tampa Family Mediator may be able to help you resolve your issues out of court. And, mediation can frequently bring closure in an more efficient and cost-effective manner than going to court. Many of our mediators are Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Marital and Family Law or qualify as Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediators. The mediator's knowledge and experience can help you work towards a viable negotiated solution to your dispute.
Tampa Family Law Mediators