Alternatives to Litigation in Divorce & Child Custody
Many people think litigation is the only way to protect their interests in a divorce. In hindsight, however, going to court often turns out to be a financially and emotionally draining process in which no one wins, and everyone loses. So, what other solutions can couples separating in Florida turn to?
Attorney/Mediator Beth Reineke can help you and your partner settle your differences without a courtroom battle. Her 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 and your former partner through the options and help the two of you resolve your disputes.
Mediation is less costly, less adversarial, and less time consuming 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 Reineke is a Supreme Court Certified divorce mediator. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience litigating, mediating, and settling divorce cases, she conducts mediations throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties.
Supreme Court Certified Mediator
Not all mediators are licensed attorneys- Attorney Beth Reineke brings legal experience and practical insights to the mediation process.
Over 3 Decades of Legal Experience
Attorney-Mediator Beth Reineke has over 3 decades of legal experience in helping families find divorce resolutions.
We believe 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 courtroom wars.
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 (ADR)—by choice she no longer litigates divorce or custody cases.
Attorney Beth Reineke is now engaged full time as a neutral in:
Attorney Reineke believes any aspect of divorce and custody can be resolved without a courtroom fight. She 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 mediation 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.
Attorney Beth Reineke consistently met the stringent criteria for Board Certification in Divorce and Family Law from 2000 until she stopped litigating in 2015. Board Certification recognizes a trial lawyer’s litigation expertise in marital and family law. Attorney Reineke no longer litigates divorce cases, she mediates divorce cases, but she brings this same expertise to the divorces she handles outside of the courtroom.
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.