MEDIATION

Devoted to Helping Families Take Control, Avoid Court Battles and Achieve Balanced Solutions through Confidential, Convenient and Affordable Divorce and Family Mediation

Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator

MEET DAVID S. SCHNITZER, ESQ.

I was a trial lawyer for nearly 20 years, and have handled many cases involving diverse and complex areas of law since embarking on my legal career in 1997.  The last several years of my practice were devoted almost exclusively to marital and family law, with most of those cases involving divorce.  While I enjoyed this work immensely and was privileged to help many individuals with their transition to a new phase of life, I became disillusioned with a world that revolved around the billable hour, even though this is the standard arrangement when retaining a family law attorney.  I also grew to dread seeing the venomous behavior that traditional, attorney-driven adversarial divorces would often bring out in the best of people, despite the skill, experience and best intentions of the lawyers.  I longed for a different option for my clients that would provide a healthier and more affordable solution. Read more about David. 

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” -Mark Twain

WHAT MAKES US STAND OUT?

NEGOTIATION FIRST

With pre-suit mediation, we focus on the issues right from the start, before the parties have engaged in damaging courtroom battles, and before they have invested too much emotional and financial skin in the game and dug themselves into aggressive or defensive positions.

CONVENIENT AND FAST RESULTS

In most cases, you can resolve all issues in a handful of mediation sessions, which are held according to your own personal schedules, eliminating the need to ever appear in court, and resulting in a conclusion in a matter of weeks.

CERTAINTY

The very best attorneys cannot guarantee results, and any honest family attorney will tell you they have often been surprised at the outcome of a trial, frequently after his or her client has spent many thousands of dollars only to reach a bitterly disappointing outcome.

EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Many people contemplating divorce feel compelled to immediately hire the most aggressive attorney they can afford, and have a strong desire to get revenge on their spouse by dragging him or her through the mud during the divorce process.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Court proceedings are public record, and although certain judges are specifically assigned to divorce and family law matters, these cases are litigated in much the same way as any other lawsuit, even though they can involve issues that are extremely intimate and personal.

AFFORDABLE FLAT FEES

While you have the power to start a contested divorce or paternity proceeding, once it begins it takes on a life of its own, and the costs often become a runaway train that cannot be stopped, each party facing lawyer bills month after agonizing month.

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