Our Florida Attorneys Use Mediation to Avoid Expensive Litigation
Helping businesses and individuals resolve their legal disputes amicably
The attorneys at Delesie & Rickert are skilled negotiators who can help you obtain the best possible settlements while preserving amiable relationships. We guide you and represent you in the mediation process, which often provides more expedient, predictable results than going to trial.
Understanding the mediation process
Under Florida law, mediation can be used as a form of alternative dispute resolution for certain cases. Mediation allows you and your attorney to work with the opposing party to try to find a solution to your legal issue. At the center of the process is a mediator. Mediators are typically impartial and focused on helping both sides reach an agreement. We represent our clients in mediation arising from many types of disputes, including:
- Property law
- Real estate
- Natural resources
- Family law
Our attorneys advise you on whether mediation is right for you and represent your interests throughout the process. We thoroughly analyze your case to calculate a strategic course of action. Then we put our plan into action. Each move is deliberately calculated to reach your desired goals. We anticipate opposing counsel’s next move and adjust our tactics to maneuver into a better position.
In many cases, both parties are best served when they establish a cordial relationship. Through the structured process of mediation, you can set aside hostility and agree on key points. Mediation can be a highly effective tool for you to preserve the stability and well-being of employment, community or business relationships during the turbulent process of litigation or prior to filing a lawsuit. The predictability of mediation reduces the stress of legal conflicts and puts important decisions in your hands, rather than in the court’s power.