It is not necessary for couples to bitterly battle out divorce settlements while depleting their portfolio with legal expenses. Today, couples that want to remain amicable, make their own decisions about their family and assets as well as take control of the process, while at the same time reducing the overall cost to the process, can choose to successfully and legally mediate their dissolution of marriage with a highly qualified family law practitioner.

Holly Chernoff is a marital and family law mediator, with a proven record of fair and equitable settlement of marriage dissolution cases. With more than 24 years of practicing marital and family law, Holly, a Florida Supreme Court Certified Marital and Family Law Mediator, has successfully mediated dissolution of marriage cases for nearly a decade. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Florida in 1978, and a degree in law from the Law School of the University of Florida in 1983. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1983. Holly currently is a member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and has served on several of its committees. She also is a member of the Collier County Bar Association and a past president of the Collier County Family Law Section. Holly is a past board member and legal counsel to the Collier County Fair and Exposition, Inc. She is a past board member of the Collier County Legal Aid Society and Advisory Committee.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a viable low-cost alternative to traditional divorce litigation. A qualified mediator acts as a third party to resolve key issues, including child custody, support and visitation as well as alimony and asset division. Mediation typically takes three to four sessions. At the end of the process, the mediator creates a legally-binding settlement agreement for your divorce, and includes the necessary forms for you to file your divorce action with the courts.

Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Alternative to adversarial divorce process
Parties make their own decisions
Parties control the process
Less expensive
Less emotionally destructive
Much quicker process
Lets couples do their own bargaining to achieve resolution and reconciliation
Detailed and formal agreements in a more informal process

Who should mediate rather than litigate?

Couples whose primary goal is to remain amicable, and couples who are both motivated to work out their differences together and make their own decisions regarding their family and assets should mediate rather than litigate.

Holly Chernoff, Marital and Family Law Mediator
Call Holly today to schedule a free telephone conference!