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, and program details are found at Residential Mortgage Mediation Program.
Please note that on January 12, 2018, Residential Mortgage Mediation Administrative Order 2018-1.1 was issued terminating the Residential Mortgage Mediation Program effective March 16, 2018. No new foreclosure cases will be accepted effective January 12, 2018.
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.
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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