MEDIATION

Cynthia Hernandez Law

MEDIATION

 

Hernandez Family Law offers quality, confidential family mediation services providing parties with an alternate process to resolve their disputes.

FULL DAY (8 Hour) MEDIATIONS

HALF DAY (4 hour) MEDIATIONS

Family Mediation Services in Hillsborough & Pinellas

In addition to our divorce and other family law legal services, Hernandez Family Law offers quality, confidential family mediation services providing parties with an alternate process to resolve their disputes.  Our mediator guides parties through the issues that will be included in a Mediated Settlement Agreement so that when the mediation is complete, parties will have what they need to finalize their dispute.
Our scheduling process is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through our online calendar making scheduling a mediation as convenient as possible. Simply select the Schedule Now tab to schedule your mediation.

Why Mediate?

Mediation is an effective way of settling family law disputes without the necessity of extensive litigation. Mediation allows the parties to work together with the assistance of a neutral third party to come to an amicable resolution of their dispute. Many Florida courts require parties in family law cases to mediate all issues prior to a final hearing or trial. Some courts also require mediation of temporary relief issues prior to a temporary relief hearing. Arriving at a mediated agreement allows parties to have control over the outcome of their case, rather than placing their family in the hands of the court. Courts have an immense amount of discretion of family law matters. While it is not typical for both parties in a family law matter to achieve their “best case scenario” in a mediated agreement, it is highly likely that an agreement will not result in either party’s “worst case scenario.” Family law matters are highly emotional, and involve some the most personal and intimate details of one’s life. Mediation empowers the parties to have some control over the outcome of their case. Mediation can also be far less expensive than litigating a case through trial.

Where Can I Mediate?

Ms.Hernandez will provide mediation services throughout the State of Florida. She is available for mediation after-hours and on the weekends by request. Mediations can be held via video conference, in our Tampa Office, or at any attorneys’ office.

What Types of Cases Can Be Mediated?

Our mediation services are available completely online via Video Conference or in person.  Our goal is to provide the best opportunity to work out a favorable agreement for our clients. Ms. Hernandez provides mediation service for the following types of issues:

Pre-filing mediations

Divorce with or without children

Paternity

Enforcement of court orders / judgments (contempt)

Child custody / child support

Alimony

Modifications

Temporary relief issues

Any other type of family matter

What Are Your Mediation Rates?

Mediation fees are based on a sliding scale. We do not charge for travel time or preparation time and we offer competitive rates. Rates are determined by the parties’ total combined gross annual income as evidenced by each party providing their respective most recent paystubs, federal tax return and W2s (if applicable), no later than three days prior to scheduled mediation.*
REDUCED RATE IF COMBINED GROSS INCOME OF LESS THAN $50,000 ANNUALLY
PER PARTY $75 per hour
TOTAL $150 per hour
REDUCED RATE IF COMBINED GROSS INCOME BETWEEN $50,000 – $100,000 ANNUALLY
PER PARTY $100 per hour
TOTAL $200 per hour

STANDARD RATE AND APPLIES TO COMBINED GROSS INCOME IN EXCESS OF $100,000 ANNUALLY
PER PARTY $125 per hour
TOTAL $250 per hour

*Failure to provide all necessary financial documentation will prevent application of any reduced rate and the standard rate will apply.

Contact our knowledgeable lawyers for assistance with family law mediation

Contact our office to assist you with your mediation needs at 813-841-2933 or schedule your appointment today!

Additionally, if the child is determined to be old enough to express a preference, the court will consider the wishes of the child in determining custody and the parenting plan. These factors are numerous, and often complicated, so it is important to consult an experienced child custody lawyer if you and your spouse are having difficulty negotiating a parenting plan.

Helping Protect the Best Interests of You and Your Child

We are committed to assisting families through the contentious child custody process while avoiding unnecessary expense and drama. Whether you and your spouse are working towards a parenting plan or facing the prospect of court-determined time-sharing, we are available to provide you with the knowledge and advice necessary so that your rights, and the best interests of your child, are protected. If you have questions about custody in Florida or are facing the prospect of a custody battle, contact
Cynthia Hernandez Law., for a consultation 813-841-2933.