Family mediation is beneficial even if you are already divorced, and should be your first choice when considering a modification.

Even when your divorce has already been finalized, Florida law allows for the modification of most aspects of the final judgment under certain conditions, excluding the equitable distribution of marital property, which can never be modified under any circumstances.   Specifically, if alimony was awarded in the initial divorce judgment, and there has been an unexpected, involuntary and substantial change in circumstances that affects the paying party’s ability to pay or the receiving party’s need for support, the alimony payment may be

Statements made during divorce mediation should be kept confidential, even from close friends and family, to maximize the opportunity for a successful outcome.

I have previously discussed the importance of confidentiality in divorce mediation and why that confidence is required under Florida law.  The parties need to be able to openly discuss their thoughts and feelings without fear that such statements could be used to their disadvantage if the negotiation breaks down and litigation becomes necessary.   Most people have close friends and family members that are turned to for emotional support during stressful times, and it goes without saying that

Avoid costly and emotional post-judgment litigation—take control of your own destiny when divorcing.

Everyone knows how costly and time-consuming a traditional litigated divorce can be, and when the final decisions are made by a judge instead of the parties, the end result can be disappointing to say the least for one or both of you.  The divorce court generally retains the ability to enforce or modify certain aspects of a final judgment, and unfortunately, many divorced people find themselves back in court time and time again for various reasons, particularly when