MY FLORIDA MEDIATOR

DIRECTIONS TO SARASOTA MEDIATION OFFICE

Take I-75 to Exit 213, University Parkway.  Go East on University Parkway to the first traffic light and turn right onto Lake Osprey Drive.  Continue on Lake Osprey Drive past the Holiday Inn and turn left into 6151 Lake Osprey Drive. The mediation office is located at the University Commons Office Center also known as the Keiser University Building.  Enter the parking lot on your left and follow it left. Parking and the entrance to the My Florida Mediation Office is located at the rear, lake side of the building.  We highly recommend that you park on the reserved area for offices on the third floor.  Upon entering the building use the elevator on the left to the 3rd floor.  

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.


RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE MEDIATION PROGRAM

RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE MEDIATION OFFICE

6151 Lake Osprey Drive, Suite 300
Sarasota, Florida 34240

941-202-3002

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS MEDIATION? 


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 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
training section of this website to see all the Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution training programs offered by My Florida Mediator.


HOW CAN I REQUEST ACCOMMODATION OF A DISABILITY?

If reasonable accommodation of a disability is needed, call our office at least ten working days in advance of mediation to make arrangements. 



941-202-3002