What happens at the end of the family law mediation?

At the end of a family law mediation or any mediation for that matter, there are three options. The case is either settled. The case is settled, then there will be an agreement that is hopefully drafted on that day. The parties will sign it and one of the parties or the attorney will submit it to the court for approval.

There’s also an option that the case may not be settled. Then a mediation disposition report will be filed with the court letting the court know that the case was not settled and then the court, at its discretion will put it on a trial docket.

The last option is to adjourn the mediation. What that means is that the mediation may be continued to another day, either because more time was needed to work on some of the issues, or because some more information was needed and we’re going to reconvene to use that information to help in settlement negotiations.

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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.

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