GETTING DIVORCED ON A BUDGET IN TAMPA
Experienced Divorce Mediator – Attorney
Serving Tampa And The Bay Area
The legal fees in divorce litigation can eat up tens of thousands of dollars. When the dust clears both parties are emotionally and financially drained. At the other end of the spectrum is the uncontested divorce kit purporting to untangle the knots of marriage for a couple hundred bucks. These do-it-yourself “solutions” can also be very costly in the long run if things run amuck and cookie cutter forms do not address the family’s specific needs.
If you are seeking a low-cost, affordable divorce, pre-suit mediation with a skilled attorney-mediator may be the wisest course of action. Rather than paying two lawyers to fight it out, you can hire one lawyer to help you work it out. Rather than burning through your savings and your children’s college money, you can preserve resources for the belt-tightening times ahead.
Tampa attorney mediator Beth G. Reineke has helped countless couples achieve an amicable and cost-effective divorce through pre-suit divorce mediation. She has over 25 years of experience, and she is Certified by the Florida Supreme Court to conduct divorce, custody and family law mediations.
Riverview · Brandon · Wesley Chapel
Mediation, The Affordable Divorce In Tampa Bay
After spending $20,000 or $50,000 or even $100,000 on a divorce, a court might split the marital estate more or less down the middle. After squandering thousands of dollars on a bitter custody battle, the judge may arrive at a predictable custody and visitation order. The outcome is largely determined by Florida’s statutes governing equitable distribution, alimony, child support and shared parental responsibility, no matter how much one’s attorney charges per hour.
At the Law Office of Beth Reineke, we firmly believe that pre-suit mediation is superior to traditional divorce and custody litigation. For starters, mediation is typically less expensive and much quicker. In a contested divorce, lawyers bill hours and hours for their services drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, taking depositions, drafting motions and attending hearings; and eventually there will be a full-fledged trial. It quickly adds up to a substantial amount of money that you will never see again even if you “win” your divorce.
Mediation sessions are conducted on your timetable rather than one dictated by the court’s calendar. The time in mediation, and thereby the actual cost of mediation, depends on the complexity of your marital estate, whether or not you have children, and how long it takes to find middle ground. The only additional expense after you have worked out the terms of divorce is to have the papers drawn up in the appropriate “legalese” for presentation to the court.
- See our Divorce Mediation FAQ.
Professional Guidance For A Low-Cost, Civilized Divorce
If you are getting divorced on a budget in Brandon or anywhere in the Tampa Bay Area, we can help you address the important details and move forward with your life. To explore mediation for your divorce, please call 813-205-6675 or contact us online. Tampa attorney, divorce mediator Beth Reineke welcomes clients throughout Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Pasco County and Manatee County.