How do spouses protect their legal rights in a Florida mediation?
To protect your legal rights in mediation, you will need to be represented by a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who can advise you of your rights in a Florida divorce or other family matter. The mediator is ethically not allowed to provide legal advice to the parties. If you are going to a mediation without legal counsel, I would always say it is better for you to talk to an attorney first to make sure you know what your legal rights are, otherwise you may give up something that you would be otherwise entitled to. Seeking legal counsel for advice prior to mediation is one way to protect your legal rights. You can also hire an attorney to actually attend the mediation with you and tell you your legal rights while you’re in the mediation. Once you sign an agreement it is very difficult, if not impossible, to change it. Call or email All Family Law Group, P.A. at 813-672-1900 to schedule a free consultation with an exceptional Tampa family law or divorce attorney to advise you of what to expect at mediation in general. Se habla Español.