A postnuptial agreement can provide certainty and security even when a couple remains legally married.

I am often asked whether I am available to assist with a legal separation. The State of Florida does not recognize a traditional legal separation, unlike many other states that do allow married couples to legally separate. However, if you are not quite ready to move forward with a divorce, or you are going through counselling or other attempts to save the marriage, you can still mediate and enter into a postnuptial agreement with your spouse, which can effectively accomplish the same thing as

Healthy Family Mediation Center provides affordable document-preparation services even if you and your spouse have already agreed on the terms of the divorce and do not need mediation.

I often meet with couples who tell me they have already worked out the terms of their divorce settlement, and simply need assistance getting everything down on paper in a format that will be acceptable and enforceable by the court. The Supreme Court of Florida has created forms for divorcing couples that cover most circumstances, especially when the parties are cooperating through the process, but often couples are so busy with work and their parenting duties that they simply don’t have time

Listening during divorce mediation is one of the most important factors for a successful outcome.

I recently heard someone say that we were born with two ears and one mouth for a reason, namely that we should listen twice as much as we speak.  Listening to the other party, as opposed to merely hearing him or her, is a critical aspect of a successful divorce mediation, and it cannot be emphasized enough.   It goes without saying that most couples facing divorce are angry and hurting, and there is frequently a betrayal of some sort involved in

Family mediation is not limited to divorce, and is also available to help unmarried parents end their relationship in a way that protects their children’s best interests.

In our current society, with more accepting and less judgmental attitudes, many couples in committed relationships are deciding to have children with no intention of ever getting married.  When parents in these circumstances no longer wish to be together, they can end their relationship without addressing the marital issues that are involved in a typical divorce.  However, the children still need to be provided for in a way that protects their best interests, and even if the parties agree on