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What is Mediation?

In mediation, couples learn how to communicate with each other to solve problems, even if they can’t stay together. The process encourages empathetic, practical and creative solutions. Mediated settlements create a solid foundation for restructured families to move forward with their lives. Elaine often mediates with couples who have not chosen to hire lawyers.


All conversations with the Mediator are private. Couples meet with Elaine acting as the impartial mediator, for as few or as many two-hour sessions as it takes to reach an agreement.


Couples can figure everything out before any papers are filed with the court, or at any time after divorce papers have been filed.  Often agreements are reached in 3 to 5 meetings.

Benefits of Mediation

In Mediation, couples have the opportunity to work through challenging issues in a safe and non-judgmental space.

  • Mediating a divorce with a neutral skilled family mediator can be a less expensive path to divorce.
  • Mediation gives the two people who have the most knowledge of the economic and emotional situation to shape the divorce, putting the children front and center.

Is Mediation Required?

Florida law requires couples to mediate before they can bring their case to a Judge. With voluntary mediation, couples can work with a mediator at the beginning of the divorce process, before filing anything with the court. This preserves the family’s privacy and keeps the family in control over the outcome – instead of lawyers or a judge.

Elaine Silver is a Florida Supreme Court
Certified Family Mediator

Contact Elaine Silver at 407-268-6830 for a brief, free telephone call
or use the contact button below to send her a message.



Professional Affiliations

international academy of collaborative professionals orlando elaine silver
mediate member elaine silver
FACP Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals Elaine Silver
collaborative family law group of central florida elaine silver
martindale hubbell
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