A parenting plan, in Florida, is the written document that states how you and the other parent will continue to care for your child after you divorce.
The terms parental responsibility and time-sharing are used in the parenting plan instead of custody and visitation.
Parental responsibility refers to the authority parents have to make decisions about the child's education, discipline, religious upbringing, health care, and other matters. You can have shared or sole parental responsibility.
Shared parental responsibility is when both parents make decisions for and about the child. Parents can divide responsibilities or one parent can have responsibility over specific areas. The court generally prefers shared parental responsibility and typically orders it unless it is not in the best interest of the child.
Sole parental responsibility is when one parent has the right to make all decisions without consulting the other parent. You can have sole parental responsibility with or without time-sharing with the other parent. The court will generally order sole parental responsibility only if it is best for the child.
Time-sharing refers to when each parent spends time with the child.
Call GLAZIER MEDIATION today at 561-981-2633 today schedule your mediation and we will help you develop a written Parenting Plan that works for the needs of your specific situation.
Using mediation as early as possible in the divorce process is the smartest way to reduce your cost. This is especially true if the divorcing spouses have hired lawyers, who are paid by the hour. Another important tip (rarely shared) is that, in South Florida, the Courts almost universally require mediation anyhow. So, both spouses can agree to voluntarily mediate as early as possible, with the help of the mediator work out a settlement that works for both spouses, save tens of thousands of dollars by not paying 2 separate lawyers to litigate your case in court for months and months. Alternatively, both spouses can hire and pay 2 separate lawyers thousands (or even tens of thousands) of your assets to litigate the case for months, and then go to mediation to settle the case or, worse yet, not settle the case and then pay even more money for a trial (where both spouses turn the decision-making responsibility over to a judge). Bottom line…
SAVE MONEY AND USE MEDIATION EARLY IN YOUR DIVORCE CASE.
🔨Florida Construction Dispute Mediator🔨
Do you want to resolve a construction dispute without the time and expense involved in going to trial? Are you an attorney seeking a trained mediator to provide alternative dispute resolution services? At Glazier Mediation, your mediator will be an experienced attorney with years of actual practice experience. An experienced mediator knows how these cases play out in court. That knowledge informs the guidance we provide as we steer the parties toward an agreement in a construction dispute case.
Mediation can prove beneficial in construction disputes of all types, including:
🔨 Contract disputes and breach of contract
🔨 Cost overruns
🔨 Construction defects or delays
🔨 Mechanics liens
🔨 Collections disputes
For an initial consultation with a Florida construction attorney-mediator, contact us at (561) 981-2633.
Avoid the never-ending and expensive litigation process. Use mediation to define your own solution to divorce and family law issues including:
✅ Initial Divorce
✅ Parenting Plans
✅ Child Support
✅ Post-Divorce Issues
✅ Alimony/Spousal Support
✅ Property Distribution
✅ Family-Owner Business Issues
Contact us to discuss how we can help you.
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The key benefits of mediation include:
✅ SAVE MONEY - A mediated solution is a fraction of the cost of litigation.
✅ SAVE TIME- Litigation can drag on for years. Mediation can usually be done in a day or two.
✅ RETAIN CONTROL - Mediation allows the parties to retain total control of the dispute. Litigation tosses the ultimate decision to the Court.
✅ CUSTOMIZED SOLUTION - Mediation allows the parties be creative and realistic in crafting a custom solution to the dispute. Litigation offers very little such flexibility.
✅ UNDERSTANDABLE - Mediation is a more informal process which allows the parties to create the fine details of settlement so everyone understand how that settlement will actually be implemented.
✅ DURABILITY - Mediated settlement agreements tend to hold up much better over time.
✅ SATISFACTION - Parties are more satisfied with solutions they have crafted, as opposed to an order dictated by a Judge.
✅ MAINTAIN AMICABLE RELATIONSHIPS - Let's face it, some circumstances (e.g., divorce with children, employment and home owner association cases) require parties have some sort of working relationship in the future. Mediated solutions allow for this, unlike win/lose decisions in Court.
Bottom line... Mediation Works
Mediation gives people a quick, inexpensive way to work out their differences while addressing everyone’s needs and interests. Decisions reached in mediation are created by the people who are in conflict, not imposed on them by a judge. Mediation:
While the goal is to try to work something out, you may decide it would be better for you not to come to an agreement. Sometimes emotions may be driving the dispute which can make talking to the person or party with whom you are in a dispute difficult. A mediator can assist you in easing the way for communication. The mediator is there as a neutral person to help you focus on solving your dispute; however, the mediator is prohibited from providing therapy, counseling or legal advice.
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In addition to our Main Office in Boca Raton, we have several Professional Class "A" Satellite Offices Available for use if a neutral site is preferred:
👍 Stuart (St. Lucie & Martin Counties)
👍 Palm Beach Gardens (Palm Beach County)
👍 Downtown West Palm Beach (Palm Beach County)
👍 Boca Raton (Main Office - Palm Beach County)
👍 Downtown Ft. Lauderdale (Broward County)
👍 Sunrise (Broward County)
👍 Downtown Miami (Mami-Dade County)
👍 Coral Gables (Mami-Dade County)
Mr. Glazier is the founder of Glazier Mediation and is a full-time Florida Supreme Court Certified Family, Circuit-Civil and County Mediator. Glazier Mediation is committed to providing exceptional professional service to help parties maximize the ultimate benefit of mediation - their control over the final outcome.