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Dawn Marie Bates-Buchanan, Esq, Susannah C. Savitsky, Esq.

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AVOID TRIAL COSTS - HIRE A EXPEREINCED LITIGATOR - TO BE YOUR MEDIATOR.

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.LADYMEDIATORSFLA.COM

Mediation is the process by which the parties and their lawyers meet with a neutral party to discuss ways of resolving the issues at hand. Ideally, the mediator should be a lawyer well-versed in the issues of the case. The mediator cannot force anyone to agree to anything, although the Judge can order you to go to mediation and cooperate. The mediator will meet with the parties together and separately to see if a compromise can be reached, or even try and straighten out a party who may be unrealistic in their demands or expectations.

Sometimes, it's just the idea of a neutral third party disagreeing with someone's position that makes them re-think it. If you can't sell your idea to a mediator, why would you think the Judge will buy it? If an agreement can be reached, it is reduced to writing. It basically becomes a SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT which is legally binding and can only be set aside in rare circumstances, such as where the other party misrepresented something important. The Agreement is then adopted by the Judge into the Final Judgment.  

COURT ORDERED TO GO TO MEDIATION AND NEED REPRESENTATION AT MEDIATION?

Our firm can handle representing you at mediation in any of the types of law that we practice.

 

Our firm can also handle being a mediator in your Family Law, Civil or Foreclosure case anywhere in the State of Florida. Dawn Marie Bates-Buchanan is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law and Circuit Civil Foreclosure Mediator and Susannah C. Savitksy is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Foreclosure Mediator.

Our firm charges $250.00 for minimum of two hours ($500.00) for a private foreclosure or civil mediation, unless it is established by the Court and then those program fee's apply. Our firm has private offices available to handle mediation conferences in Bradenton, or we will come to you.

 

OTHER MEDIATION OPTIONS

 

Family Law Mediation Fee Schedule:

  • Meditation: $250.00 per hour, minimum of two hours.
  • Drafting Marital Settlement Agreement: $500.00
  • Drafting Parenting Plan and Preparing Child Support Guidelines: $650.00.
  • Preparing other Required Documents for your Judicial Circuit for filing a Dissolution of Marriage action: $550.00


Mediation Packages:

  • Divorce - No Children: $1,250.00

Includes up to four hours of mediation; Marital Settlement Agreement; Preparing other
Required Documents for your Judicial Circuit for filing a Dissolution of Marriage action.   
Any additional mediation time needed to reach an agreement will be billed at the
standard hourly rate.

  • Divorce - With Children: $1,750

Includes up to five hours of mediation; Marital Settlement Agreement; Parenting Plan
and Child Support Guidelines; Preparing other Required Documents for your Judicial
Circuit for filing a Dissolution of Marriage action.  Any additional mediation time, over
four hours, needed to reach an agreement will be billed at the standard hourly rate.

  • Unmarried Parents (Paternity): $1,500

Includes up to four hours of mediation; Parenting Plan and Child Support Guidelines;
Preparing other Required Documents for your Judicial Circuit for filing a Dissolution of
Marriage action.  Any additional mediation time, over four hours, needed to reach an
agreement will be billed at the standard hourly rate.

  • Modification: $1,500

Includes up to four hours of mediation; Parenting Plan and Child Support Guidelines;
Preparing other Required Documents for your Judicial Circuit for filing a Modification.
Any mediation additional time, over four hours, needed to reach an agreement will be
billed at the standard hourly rate.