Can We Get Help Resolving Our Issues Without Going To Court?

Divorce proceedings can be a very combative and divisive experience for everyone involved, and can often leave emotional scars on spouses and children that never completely heal. There are alternatives, however, to a traditional divorce that allow the spouses to work through the divorce together and have an equal say in every decision that is made.

Mediation and collaborative law are two opportunities for divorcing couples to work out their differences and reach an agreement without the expense and trauma of a painful court battle. Many couples who have chosen these alternative solutions report being more satisfied with the end result and being more at peace compared to those who have gone the traditional lawyer and trial route.

At Michelle A. Barry, P.A., we believe that two adults, with the help of their lawyers, should be able to sit down and work things out. We have extensive experience helping clients with all types of family law matters including divorce, custody, child support, property division and others. To discuss using one of these options in your divorce, contact us today.

Divorce And Family Mediation

Attorney Michelle A. Barry is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. In mediation, Ms. Barry does not represent either spouse in the matter but instead serves as an impartial third party who helps the couple work through every issue that needs to be resolved until an agreement is reached.

She is able to advise each spouse of his or her legal rights, but is not able to offer any legal advice. Once all issues have been agreed upon, Ms. Barry drafts the divorce settlement agreement, which both spouses sign.

Collaborative Law

In a collaborative law arrangement, Ms. Barry meets with both spouses as well as their respective attorneys to work through all of the issues together. At the beginning of the process, our firm has all parties sign an agreement stating that all sides are committed to reaching an agreement and that proceedings will not go to trial.

At the end of the process, we will have a divorce agreement that meets with everyone's satisfaction. If not, both attorneys must walk away and the spouses will need to start over with new lawyers who will take things through traditional divorce proceedings.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation

If you have questions about mediation or collaborative divorce, contact Michelle A. Barry, P.A. We have answers to all of your questions.

Contact us online or call our law office in Longwood, Florida, at 407-622-4529 (toll free 888-351-8303) to schedule a confidential initial consultation. the first 15 minutes of your call are free of charge. In-person consultations are available at a reduced rate. We accept all major credit cards for your convenience.