My Florida Mediator provides Residential Mortgage Mediation (RMM) Services in Sarasota, Florida in conjunction with the American Arbitration Association, the Mediation Manager in the 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida. The 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida includes Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto Counties. You can learn more about the program by reading the Residential Mortgage Mediation Administrative Order 2016-5.1 and Residential Mortgage Mediation Forms. You can view the RMM Program Brochure online.
6151 Lake Osprey Drive, Suite 300
Sarasota, Florida 34240
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Mediation is a chance for the Homeowner and Plaintiff to meet with a neutral and impartial person who will try to help the Homeowner and Plaintiff (Lender) discuss their concerns and find a solution acceptable to them. The mediator will not decide the issue and instead will try to help the Homeowner and Plaintiff (Lender) reach a mutually acceptable agreement.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE MEDIATOR?
The role of the mediator is to reduce obstacles to communication, assist in the identification of issues and exploration of alternatives, and otherwise facilitate voluntary agreements resolving the dispute.
WHO ARE THE DECISION MAKERS?
The Homeowner(s), Plaintiff (Lender), and all other parties are the decision makers.
WHERE IS THE MEDIATION HELD?
Scheduled mediations with a program mediator will be held at our Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Office located at 6151 Lake Osprey Drive, Suite 300, Sarasota, Florida 34240. Homeowners and Plaintiffs (Lenders) are encouraged to come to the mediation office at least 15 minutes in advance of mediation to be sure that mediation starts on time.
IS MEDIATION CONFIDENTIAL?
Yes, Florida law (F.S.44.401 – 44.406) provides that mediation communications are confidential and privileged, however there are some exceptions to the confidentiality and privilege protections. For example, a signed mediation agreement is not confidential.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MEDIATION?
The mediator will report to the court whether or not an agreement was reached. If the Homeowner and Plaintiff (Lender) do not reach an agreement, the mediator will report the lack of an agreement to the court without comment or recommendation.
HOW CAN I LEARN MORE MY FLORIDA MEDIATOR MEDIATION TRAINING PROGRAMS?
Please visit the training section of this website to see all the Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution training programs offered by My Florida Mediator.
If reasonable accommodation of a disability is needed, please call our office at least ten working days in advance of mediation to make arrangements.
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