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Mediation - Your No-court Solution

Mediation is an alternative way to address legal problems, including but not limited to those issues that would otherwise be handled in court. The Law Office of  Karen L. Vervaecke offers mediation for all kinds of business and family law disputes along with workplace and employment issues. Mediation is a problem solving process in which an impartial third party acts to encourage and enable the resolution to a dispute. It is an informal and non-adversarial process intended to help parties reach a MUTUALLY ACCEPTABLE AGREEMENT where all parties win. The goal is satisfaction for both sides, and helping both parties avoid a lengthy and costly court proceeding.

Mediation is based on the concepts of negotiation, facilitation and problem solving and emphasizes fairness, procedural flexibility, confidentiality, full disclosure, along with the needs and interests of the parties involved. In many cases, it is the best, most economical and satisfying means to an end.

In family law, mediation can also provide long-term benefits in helping all parties learn to  communicate better. This is particularly important in cases where there are children involved. Even if the process becomes adversarial, a concerted effort to work things out can minimize the conflict.

Karen L. Vervaecke has been a licensed lawyer for 23 years and has mediated cases for 18 years. Karen is a Florida Supreme Court Certified County; Circuit/Civil and Family Law Mediator, a Florida Supreme Court approved Residential Foreclosure Mediator and a Florida Qualified Arbitrator.

In addition to family law mediations, Karen  has mediated many business disputes, including: employment law disputes; breach of contract; violation of non-compete agreements; and residential foreclosures.

Parties can resolve their disputes if they are willing to agree to the parameters set within the process of mediation. Using the mediation experience and knowledge of a  qualified mediator such as Karen helps avoid costly litigation and can help lead to a final resolution to which all parties agree.

Divorce and other family conflicts need to be dealt with carefully, taking into account the children's best interests and long-term relationships within the family. Karen L. Vervaecke knows how to take these interests into account and work towards solutions that spare everyone the emotional and financial costs involved in a trial.