Litigation and Mediation

Litigation refers to contested issues being presented to the Court. Bringing your legal issues before the Court is sometimes necessary and other times you are compelled to pursue them because of your spouse’s conduct. While our judiciary is ready and willing to address your issues, it is usually a much more expensive manner in which to resolve them and the results can be uncertain. Our Circuit Court judges in Naples are extremely conscientious and sensitive to the difficulties you and your family are facing, but their caseloads do not always permit them to address your issues as one may like.

That is where mediation becomes so effective as it empowers you and your spouse to reach a resolution with much more influence and sensitivity to the issues. More importantly, “you” can determine the outcome of your case, rather than the Court who admittedly is not as familiar with you and your child(ren)’s lives as you are. Mediation is a process whereby the parties, their attorneys and a mediator meet at an office and systematically work through issues until they are able to bring them to resolution. This is a much less expensive endeavor with much more creative outcomes than litigation due to the constraints the Court has in fashioning a ruling.

In either circumstance, Long & Associates, P.A., can guide you in the right direction in developing overall litigation and mediation strategies that best suit your legal issues and needs.