Alternatives to Litigation in Divorce and Child Custody
Some people think litigation is the only way to protect their interests in divorce. In hindsight, going to court often turns out to be a financially and emotionally draining process in which no one wins and everyone loses.
Tampa attorney Beth Reineke's family law practice is fully dedicated to out-of-court solutions for divorcing couples. She is a true believer in alternatives to litigation, and she is eminently qualified to walk you through the options and help you resolve your disputes.
You Don't Have to Fight: Mediating Your Florida Divorce
Mediation is less costly, less adversarial and quicker than a court battle. It puts the solution in your hands. However, not all mediators are lawyers. An experienced courtroom lawyer like Beth Reineke brings legal knowledge and practical insights to the mediation process that non-attorney mediators do not. Effective solutions come from understanding the law, knowing what a judge would do and realizing when and why negotiations break down.
Attorney Beth G. Reineke is a Board Certified Emeritus specialist in marital and family law, and she is a Supreme Court Certified divorce mediator. Drawing on 20 years of experience litigating, mediating and settling divorce cases, she provides parent coordination services and conducts mediations throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties.
"I litigated for years. I think people get burned. Even when you win in court, you don't really win the case. Everybody loses. Litigation is the worst way to get divorced!"
— Attorney Mediator Beth Reineke
Hillsborough County Family Law Mediation Attorney
Attorney Reineke is a proven courtroom advocate, but after seeing how much damage litigation can do without resolving the underlying disputes — and witnessing the positive outcomes of alternative dispute resolution — by choice she no longer litigates divorce or custody cases. She is now engaged full time as a neutral in:
- Divorce mediation of property settlements, parenting plans and financial support
- Parent coordination for high-conflict custody cases
- Uncontested divorce and drafting of agreements and court documents
- Collaborative divorce negotiations
Attorney Reineke believes any aspect of divorce and custody can be resolved without a courtroom fight. Beth Reineke has mediated complex property division, entrenched custody disputes, and high-stakes alimony and child support issues. She provides creative suggestions, gentle guidance and reality check wisdom from her years of experience in the courtroom wars.
Explore Your Alternatives to Litigation in a Free Consultation
Beth Reineke offers a free phone consultation and reasonable rates for mediation, drafting of agreements, preparation of court documents and other legal services. During your initial consultation, she will discuss the benefits of mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and whether these methods are the right fit for your situation.
Divorce mediations can be held at Attorney Reineke's Tampa law office or any neutral location in Tampa, Brandon, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Dade City and surrounding communities of the Tampa Bay region.
Call 813-438-7129 or contact us online to speak with experienced Tampa divorce attorney mediator Beth Reineke. The firm accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Attorney Beth Reineke has consistently met the stringent criteria for Board Certification in Marital and Family Law since 2000. The Florida Bar's Emeritus designation recognizes that although attorney Reineke has chosen not to litigate, she provides true solutions to families in conflict and continues to make valuable contributions to the advancement of marital and family law.