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.
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.