The Benefits of Mediation

The Benefits of Mediation

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

Dealing with family disputes, conflicts in the workplace or any matter where conflict exists, is a difficult task. But mediation can be effective in helping to resolve a tense and often emotional situation.

Settling disputes through mediation can be faster, cheaper and can leave both parties feeling in a better state of mind over the agreed decision.

There are a number of other significant benefits of mediation which include:

  • Greater control - Mediation does not guarantee an outcome. Instead, the mediator works with the parties to try to find a solution, but with no guarantee that the issue will be resolved. This can mean that both parties have more control over the solution, and are not forced to accept an outcome with which they are not happy.

  • Confidentiality & Privacy - When your dispute goes to court, it is potentially a very public process. When disputes are settled out of court through mediation, it is entirely confidential to both parties, unless specifically agreed otherwise.

  • Reduced costs - Settling disputes through court proceedings is generally very expensive and the overall costs can be highly unpredictable. Resolving disputes through mediation, however, is much faster and much cheaper than going to trial.

  • Enhanced support - Mediation involves using a trained, neutral mediator to engage with the conflicting parties and to help them work towards finding a solution that is acceptable to both sides.  The Mediator listens to all views, talks to the parties privately and sometimes together, and guides each party through the process.

  • Preservation of relationships — Settling family or workplace disputes is difficult situation to handle. But going through a stressful litigation battle puts added pressure on the relationship between both parties. Mediation on the other hand helps both parties focus on communicating effectively with each other and coming to a negotiated settlement that works for all involved.

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

Kathy Macchione Leggett

Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil, Family & Dependency Law Mediator

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Early in my profession, I worked in a very contentious family law practice. I witnessed couples being pitted against each other and families torn apart. Litigation would often drag on for years and when the divorce was finally granted, both parties were emotionally exhausted and financially drained.

Since 2007 I have been mediating cases for couples who want to be in control of the outcome of their divorce and would rather keep the thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees for themselves and their children.

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