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Divorce Pre-Suit Mediation With Minor Children

Divorce Pre-Suit Mediation with minor children offers a non confrontational approach to dissolving your marriage and stands as a compelling alternative to litigation.

Divorce Pre-Suit Mediation with minor children

Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil, Family & Dependency Law Mediator, Kathy Macchione Leggett. An Experienced Divorce Mediator You Can Trust.

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Divorce Pre-Suit Mediation with minor children can provide a non-adversarial option to dissolving your marriage and has proven to be an excellent alternative to litigation. All aspects of your divorce can be resolved through Mediation including division of assets & debts, alimony, child support, and parenting schedules.

Statistics show that when a couple work toward creating their own parenting plan, that they are more likely to abide by it and be satisfied with it as opposed to being ordered by a judge on how to conduct their future family life.

As a Mediator, I do not represent either party. I work for both of you and guide you to make decisions that are in the best interest of your children as well as to accomplish the best outcome for your futures.

Pre-Suit Divorce Mediation is a voluntary process and will not take place unless you agree to participate. Mediation is your opportunity to determine the outcome of your divorce.

In the event one party files for divorce through the court, the judge will eventually order the two of you to participate in the Mediation process hoping that you come to resolve your differences on your own. If a decision cannot be made, the judge will ultimately rule on your case regarding all issues of division of assets, child support and visitation.

By attempting Mediation first, the aggravation of litigation can often times be avoided. Litigation is typically an expensive process as well as a time-consuming process. These factors need to be weighed when you go into mediation. For example, “Do I want to come to an agreement where I know what I am getting now? Or do I want to litigate and wait months or possibly years down the road to have a judge decide on the final outcome?” Neither decision is a bad decision. But the factors simply need to be applied to your individual situation.

At Mediation & Counseling Consultants, we believe only you can know what is best for yourself, your children and your future. Over the past 20 years, we’ve assisted hundreds of couples in resolving very important decisions, during a highly emotional time of transition.

We are here for you throughout the entire process until your Final Judgment is signed by the court.

Contact Kathy Macchione Leggett at Mediation & Counseling Consultants about your Divorce or Family Law Mediation needs.

Do It Yourself Divorce

If one spouse files a court-based divorce, a judge will eventually mandate Mediation in the hopes you’ll settle your differences autonomously. Failing that, a judicial decision on division of assets, child support, and visitation will be imposed.

Initiating Mediation can often preempt the expenses and time drain associated with litigation. The financial and temporal aspects must be weighed during mediation. For example, you must consider whether immediate resolution through agreement is preferable over prolonged, court-decided outcomes.

At Mediation & Counseling Consultants, we believe that only you can discern what’s best for you, your children, and your future. Over two decades, we’ve aided hundreds of couples in
making vital decisions during emotionally challenging transitional periods. We offer unwavering support until your Final Judgment is court-certified.


Our mediations are conducted virtually while you are in the comfort of your own home, with the ability to still speak privately with your mediator in a break out room.

Once we’ve reached an amicable settlement agreement, all of your court documents are prepared and e-filed with the court.

Your Final Hearing will be held virtually as well.

Pre-Suit Divorce Mediation not only saves you MONEY but it also saves TIME.

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