Professional Mediation Defined

Mediation is a voluntary, informal, and confidential process that allows people to resolve their disputes with the help of a neutral mediator, a person trained to facilitate the issues on which parties cannot agree. A mediator does not decide who is right or wrong, what must or should occur, but instead helps the parties craft their own solutions to the decisions that need to be made as their family separates. The mediation process is confidential and the discussions held in mediation cannot be conveyed to the Court. If an agreement is reached, it is signed and filed with the Court, and the court case, whether a divorce or other family related matter, is concluded. In mediation, the parties retain control and become the decision makers for their unique family issues. Mediation provides a cost effective, solution based, cooperative process that avoids the cost, both financial and emotional, of contested litigation.

What Leslie D. Talbot Offers

With over 25 years as a marital and family lawyer, Board Certified by the Supreme Court of Florida, I bring a wealth of experience in assisting those represented by counsel, and those who seek to dissolve their marriage or resolve other family related matters before retaining an attorney, in reaching a cooperative solution to their issues. Mediation offers an alternative from the expensive, and often time consuming and frustrating, contested court process, allowing parties to maintain control over the decisions impacting their future. Passionate in my view that communication and creating solutions jointly is key to relationships after a divorce or other family related matter has concluded, I help create options and ideas to resolve the issues parties are unable to conclude on their own, assisting the parties to a mutually agreed upon resolution of their disputes.

Fee Schedule

$250 an hour, divided equally unless otherwise agreed.