Coping with the Grief of Divorce

Death of a Marriage: Grief is Normal Everyone will react differently to divorce. We often endure emotional stages similar to grieving the death of a loved one. Just like with grief of any kind it is common to move back and forth between the stages. You may find some of the stages easier to navigate … Learn more

Online DCF approved Parenting Class offered by Mediation and Counseling Consultants


Florida Family Court requires divorcing/separating couples with minor children to complete a DCF approved parenting class before finalizing their divorce.  Kathy Macchione Leggett provides an online DCF approved parenting course for only $39.95 Find out more about Family First Florida with this link: Family First Florida Parenting Course

Mediation for those already divorced seeking changes to a judgment

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PREVIOUSLY DIVORCED or NEVER MARRIED? WE’RE DIVORCED-BUT THINGS HAVE CHANGED:Life is certainly unpredictable but one thing is for certain…things change. Maybe you have gained or lost income and need to adjust child support or if the children are now spending more time with one parent or the other? If you have a final judgment and … Learn more

How to Divorce Without Attorneys

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THE DIVORCE MEDIATION PROCESS – STEP-BY-STEP The first 3-hour joint mediation session is scheduled. Typically all issues are addressed and a Marital Settlement by Mediation Agreement is drafted. In most mediations, the Marital Settlement by Mediation Agreement is signed and we continue with the filing process. However, if you wish, you may take the draft, … Learn more

Litigation- the Adversarial Process


LITIGATION: THE ADVERSARIAL PROCESS Divorces are part of our adversary process. By design, the legal system pits one party against the other. The theory is that as a ‘good’ attorney, you must have the most persuasive argument and then attack by cross-examination to reveal the weakness of the side’s position. Though this may be an … Learn more



My spouse and I cannot communicate effectively now, how will we be able to mediate a divorce This is not unusual for couples at the start, and we are trained for exactly this kind of situation. Our skills and experience enable us to assist our clients to work cooperatively and resolve divorce issues successfully. We … Learn more

Parenting Plans Designed to Fit Your Family’s Lifestyle


Mediation and Counseling Consultants Designs Personalized Parenting Plans for Our Clients What is a Parenting Plan? Chapter 61 of the Florida Statutes that governs family matters requires the court to order a parenting plan in proceedings involving children. A parenting plan is a document created to govern the relationship between the parties relating to decisions … Learn more