Judges Fast Track vs. Family Mediation in Florida Courts

by | Jan 25, 2016 | Firm News, Florida Family Law

Getting a “fast track” Divorce is not as simple as many people think, especially in Florida. Thinking the legal paperwork will take a week and the process will be done by the end of the month is naive. Many factors have to be determined first in order to successfully file for Divorce in Florida. Seeking legal counsel before attempting to petition the courts for Divorce is the best way to expedite the process. Consider contacting a qualified, State Bar Certified Attorney like Mark E. Sawicki, P.A. before filing for Divorce. Mark will save you time, money, and leave you content with the legal counsel provided.

How long will it take to bring a Family Law Court Case to an end in Florida?

  • Longer than you think. Court takes time and Judges take on many cases at a time. This leads to long wait times for resolution of matters and it also means long wait times to see the Judge. Judges may also issue a cool down period for specific Divorce cases, leading to additional months of waiting. Never assume the courts will quickly hear your case and be done with it. The only way to assure quick and speedy judicial services is to use an experienced Family Law Attorney like Mark E. Sawicki, P.A.

Are there other options than going to Court of a Family Law case such as Divorce or Child Custody?

  • Mediation and Settlement are better options than going to court. And now, Judges have been ordering couples to mediation. Mediation is not as beneficial as Settlement. Find a good Attorney who understands these concepts, and they will be able to work with you and your ex to come to a mutual agreement. If worse comes to worse, you will find yourself in front of a Judge who will dictate the settlement of your Divorce.

Can a Judge’s decision regarding Family Law be overturned in Florida?

  • Most decisions regarding Family Law made by a Judge are final and can not be overturned. More often than not, if a Divorce hits the courts, and goes in front of a Judge for decision, whatever the Judge decides is final. There are extenuating circumstances that can overturn a Judge’s decision, but you will need expert legal counsel to consider appeal. If you feel that your specific Family Law case could be appealed, contact the Law Offices of Mark E. Sawicki, P.A.

Contact Our Divorce Attorney in Ft. Lauderdale Today!

Divorce can get nasty. If both parties will not agree to settle, court used to be the answer. Now, mediation has taken over as the go to solution for Divorce. Judges are ordering couples to attend Mediation to sort through their differences because the success rate, satisfaction rate, and overall results are more beneficial than a court settlement. Furthermore, an Attorney assisted settlement without Mediation has the greatest amount of satisfaction across the board, long term and short term. These are important factors to understand when considering getting a “fast tracked” Divorce through the courts. You may end up wasting months to years of your time pursuing an unreasonable court battle. Save yourself the headache and seek legal counsel from Mark E. Sawicki, P.A.