If your case is referred to mediation during an appeal, your appeal is then stayed. What this means is that once the request for a mediation is made, the court will then stay or toll the time for any of the pleadings to be filed with the court. If mediation is granted during an appeal, then the appellate process is stayed. In the Fifth District Court of Appeals, you have 45 days in which to complete your mediation. You are able to request an extension of that time if your mediation cannot be completed, but during the time that the mediation is pending, all responsive pleadings are stayed.
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.