Issues to be determined in a Florida divorce

When I meet with couples for an initial consultation to discuss pre-suit divorce mediation and explain why that process is healthier and more affordable than traditional contested divorce litigation in the courts, one of the first things they want to know is what issues need to be addressed and resolved in connection with their divorce.  While it goes without saying that every couple’s factual circumstances are unique, the issues can be boiled down to a few categories that are generally

Pre-suit divorce mediation give the parties the opportunity to conclude their divorce in a matter of weeks, at a fraction of the cost of traditional contested divorce litigation.

One of the most common questions I’ve been asked about divorce over the years is how long the process takes to be completed.  There are many variables that go into answering this question, but one thing is certain—pre-suit mediation provides a much quicker path to the end of the divorce process, and at a substantially reduced cost.   In Florida, the average contested divorce takes approximately one year, and the length of time can increase dramatically if the issues are particularly complex