MY FLORIDA MEDIATOR

My Florida Mediator provides mediation services for a wide range of court referred and privately referred cases including divorce, healthcare, personal injury, contract, partnership, administrative, child protection and appellate disputes.  Please feel free to contact us for more information concerning our mediation services.


​In the past, My Florida Mediator provided Residential Mortgage Mediation (RMM) Services in Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto Counties, Florida for the 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida in conjunction with the American Arbitration Association.  This RMM Program was closed due to a significant decrease in the number of foreclosure filings in 2018.​

MEDIATION SERVICES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS MEDIATION? 


Mediation is a opportunity for the people in dispute to meet with a neutral and impartial person who will help them discuss their concerns, exchange information, and explore various options and alternatives in the hope of finding a solution acceptable to all involved.  The mediator will work to help the disputants reach a mutually acceptable agreement and will not decide the matter.


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 parties to a dispute are the decision makers.

IS MEDIATION CONFIDENTIAL?  


Yes, Florida law (F.S.44.401 – 44.406) provides that mediation communications are confidential and privileged if the mediation is court ordered or the parties use a Florida Supreme Court certified Mediator.  Generally parties are not permitted to disclose mediation communications with anyone else other than another mediation participant or the participant's attorney.  However there are some exceptions to the mediation confidentiality and privilege protections.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MEDIATION? 


If the case is court ordered, the mediator will report who participated in mediation and if an agreement was reached.  If no agreement was reached, the mediator will report the lack of an agreement to the court without comment or recommendation.

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT 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.


HOW CAN I REQUEST ACCOMMODATION OF A DISABILITY?

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

813-494-7655