Proactive Resolution Of Divorce And Property Disputes Before You File For Divorce

Once divorce papers are filed, amicable intentions may go out the window. Tempers flare and friends, family or attorneys fan the flames. Soon the tentative kitchen table agreement is scrapped and both parties dig in their heels.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Pre-suit mediation is a process for resolving the nuts and bolts of divorce before the divorce action is filed with the court. This heads off the adversarial tactics and inevitable escalation of a contested divorce. It saves time, money and sorrow for everyone involved.

Attorney mediator Beth Reineke provides pre-suit mediation services to couples in the Tampa Bay Area who are committed to a fair, efficient and amicable divorce. She is Certified by the Florida Supreme Court to mediate divorces and other family law matters.

  • “Excellent communication and was quick to get back on any questions or concerns. Highly recommended.”

Tampa Bay – St. Pete And 
Clearwater Pre-Filing Divorce Mediation

A veteran of the divorce wars, Ms. Reineke now practices exclusively as a neutral in voluntary pre-filing divorce mediations and post-filing court-ordered mediations. She draws on more than 30 years of knowledge and experience in Florida family law to help couples take advantage of this golden opportunity. While alternative dispute resolution is not always viable, it is superior to litigation:

  • Mediation is cost-effective. Who can afford a legal battle?
  • Mediation is usually quicker. You are not at the whims of the court calendar.
  • Mediation is private. Your sessions and results are kept confidential.
  • Mediation is less stressful. It is easier on the spouses and the children.
  • Mediation is successful. You are less likely to end up back in court.
  • Mediation is based on your input. Don’t allow a judge to dictate your future.

Pre-suit mediation, also known as pre-filing mediation, by passes the legal formalities (and attorney fees) of many formal pleadings, hearings, depositions and other formal discovery. Rather than paying lawyers to shuffle papers and jockey for position, the spouses put everything on the table. Beth Reineke is skilled at capitalizing on common ground, offering productive suggestions and moving the process toward an amicable resolution.

After mediating, once you have reached agreement on all of the issues, Ms. Reineke can prepare the marital settlement agreement and other paper-work needed for a quick uncontested divorce.

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Our Approach Sets Us Apart

  • 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. 

  • Litigation Free

    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.

Is Mediation the Right Choice?

We offer free phone consultations and reasonable rates for mediation, drafting of agreements, preparation of court documents and other mediation services. During your initial consultation, Attorney Reineke will discuss the benefits of mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and whether these methods are the right fit for your situation.

Alternatives to Litigation Litigation Free, Stress Free

Beth G. Reineke is here for you no matter the case.

Meet Our Supreme Court Certified Divorce Mediator


Explore Pre-Suit Mediation Today

The key is to mediate before the wheels of divorce are set in motion. To discuss our mediation services with pre-suit attorney divorce mediator Beth Reineke, contact us online or call 813-336-5012 for a free phone consultation. Our Tampa law office welcomes couples throughout Hillsborough County, Pinellas County and Pasco County.

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