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If I mediate, do I still need an attorney?

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If you mediate, an attorney is not required. However, if you have an attorney, it’s important for your attorney to come to mediation with you. Your attorney will be able to offer you legal advice and his or her opinion during the mediation. However, if you do not have an attorney, a mediator is not allowed to offer you an opinion, or offer you advice. If the mediation is not successful, then you will have to go to trial. And at that point, you may or may not choose to have a lawyer.

Schedule a Mediation

Jean M. Dwyer | 386-871-4438 | 170 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, Florida 32176

Jean M. Dwyer is a Certified Family and County Court Mediator, Certified Circuit Court Mediator and an approved Appellate Court Mediator. Jean Dwyer graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1990 and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1991. From 2000 to 2006 Ms. Dwyer served as the General Magistrate and Child Support Hearing Officer in the Seventh Judicial Circuit covering Volusia, Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns County. Her duties as a General Magistrate involved presiding over Family Law and Dependency matters. Prior to being appointed the General Magistrate she served as a Civil Traffic Infraction Hearing Officer. Since 2008 Ms. Dwyer has served as the Special Master in Code Enforcement Hearings for the City of Ormond Beach and presently serves as the Chair for the Ormond Beach Neighborhood Improvement Advisory Board.

How should I prepare for my mediation?

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It is important to prepare for your mediation. If you have a lawyer, you should meet with your lawyer before you come to mediation to go over the facts of your case and to identify your goals in your case. If you do not have a lawyer, it may be beneficial for you to at least have a consultation with a lawyer before you come. In addition to discussing these issues with your lawyer, it’s important for you to bring supporting documentation with you to mediation to help ease the mediation along. Examples would be financial records, maybe medical records to prove an injury, or maybe records regarding property, title, or deeds.

Schedule a Mediation

Jean M. Dwyer | 386-871-4438 | 170 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, Florida 32176

Jean M. Dwyer is a Certified Family and County Court Mediator, Certified Circuit Court Mediator and an approved Appellate Court Mediator. Jean Dwyer graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1990 and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1991. From 2000 to 2006 Ms. Dwyer served as the General Magistrate and Child Support Hearing Officer in the Seventh Judicial Circuit covering Volusia, Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns County. Her duties as a General Magistrate involved presiding over Family Law and Dependency matters. Prior to being appointed the General Magistrate she served as a Civil Traffic Infraction Hearing Officer. Since 2008 Ms. Dwyer has served as the Special Master in Code Enforcement Hearings for the City of Ormond Beach and presently serves as the Chair for the Ormond Beach Neighborhood Improvement Advisory Board.

During the mediation, what does the mediator do?

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Circuit civil mediation can help your case in that you can actually wind up settling your entire case at mediation. That would of course save you some time and money. Also, if you’re not even able to resolve the entire case, sometimes cases are resolved in part. This also will alleviate some financial strain for you, as well as some stress when you are preparing for trial knowing that there are only some limited issues that need to be tried.

Schedule a Mediation

Jean M. Dwyer | 386-871-4438 | 170 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, Florida 32176

Jean M. Dwyer is a Certified Family and County Court Mediator, Certified Circuit Court Mediator and an approved Appellate Court Mediator. Jean Dwyer graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1990 and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1991. From 2000 to 2006 Ms. Dwyer served as the General Magistrate and Child Support Hearing Officer in the Seventh Judicial Circuit covering Volusia, Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns County. Her duties as a General Magistrate involved presiding over Family Law and Dependency matters. Prior to being appointed the General Magistrate she served as a Civil Traffic Infraction Hearing Officer. Since 2008 Ms. Dwyer has served as the Special Master in Code Enforcement Hearings for the City of Ormond Beach and presently serves as the Chair for the Ormond Beach Neighborhood Improvement Advisory Board.

How can circuit civil mediation help my case?

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Circuit civil mediation can help your case in that you can actually wind up settling your entire case at mediation. That would of course save you some time and money. Also, if you’re not even able to resolve the entire case, sometimes cases are resolved in part. This also will alleviate some financial strain for you, as well as some stress when you are preparing for trial knowing that there are only some limited issues that need to be tried.

Schedule a Mediation

Jean M. Dwyer | 386-871-4438 | 170 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, Florida 32176

Jean M. Dwyer is a Certified Family and County Court Mediator, Certified Circuit Court Mediator and an approved Appellate Court Mediator. Jean Dwyer graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1990 and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1991. From 2000 to 2006 Ms. Dwyer served as the General Magistrate and Child Support Hearing Officer in the Seventh Judicial Circuit covering Volusia, Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns County. Her duties as a General Magistrate involved presiding over Family Law and Dependency matters. Prior to being appointed the General Magistrate she served as a Civil Traffic Infraction Hearing Officer. Since 2008 Ms. Dwyer has served as the Special Master in Code Enforcement Hearings for the City of Ormond Beach and presently serves as the Chair for the Ormond Beach Neighborhood Improvement Advisory Board.

Is mediation confidential in circuit civil cases?

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Mediation is confidential in circuit civil cases. What that means is that the offers that go back and forth between the parties is confidential. That means it cannot be disclosed to third parties or to the Court. The the judge will not know who offered what in order to reach an agreement. Once you reach an agreement, it is in the discretion of the parties whether or not you choose to file that with the Court. If you file with the Court, it may become public record at that point or you may choose not to file it with the Court and you all may decide at that point to also make that agreement confidential, in that it cannot be shared with third parties.

Schedule a Mediation

Jean M. Dwyer | 386-871-4438 | 170 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, Florida 32176

Jean M. Dwyer is a Certified Family and County Court Mediator, Certified Circuit Court Mediator and an approved Appellate Court Mediator. Jean Dwyer graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1990 and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1991. From 2000 to 2006 Ms. Dwyer served as the General Magistrate and Child Support Hearing Officer in the Seventh Judicial Circuit covering Volusia, Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns County. Her duties as a General Magistrate involved presiding over Family Law and Dependency matters. Prior to being appointed the General Magistrate she served as a Civil Traffic Infraction Hearing Officer. Since 2008 Ms. Dwyer has served as the Special Master in Code Enforcement Hearings for the City of Ormond Beach and presently serves as the Chair for the Ormond Beach Neighborhood Improvement Advisory Board.