Ask a Miami divorce attorney: Mediation of certain contested issues

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Getting a divorce can be particularly tough if children are involved. If you’re separating from your partner, it’s important to have a Miami divorce attorney by your side who can do everything in his or her power to guarantee that child custody and support agreements are fair for both you and your kids.

Florida Statute 61.183, which your Miami divorce attorney can help you understand more clearly, addresses what will happen in the event that certain legal concerns regarding your children are contested in court.

“In any proceeding in which the issues of parental responsibility, primary residence, access to, visitation with or support of a child are contested, the court may refer the parties to mediation in accordance with rules promulgated by the Supreme Court,” states the statute. Furthermore, any costs that are incurred “shall be assessed only against the nonprevailing obligor after the court makes a determination of the nonprevailing obligor’s ability to pay such costs and fees.”

Once both parties reach an agreement about the issue in question, the mediator will prepare and submit a consent order for attorneys and their clients to review. Then, it will be presented in court for final approval.

If you’re going through a divorce, you need a Miami divorce attorney who understands your unique concerns and will work hard to ensure that you and your children’s best interests are accounted for. Scott A. Ferris, Esq. prides himself on being available whenever you need him and makes sure that he can return all calls, regardless of the day or time. Contact him today at 305-670-3330.