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How Long Does the Mediation Process Take?

Family law cases are undeniably stressful. Whether you are filing for divorce, deciding on a child custody arrangement, or negotiating spousal support payments, the legal process can be emotionally and mentally exhausting.

That is why many couples choose to settle their disputes through mediation rather than litigation. Mediation is an alternative form of dispute resolution that involves meeting with a neutral third-party mediator to discuss potential solutions. However, many couples wonder, “How long does the mediation process take?

Our Brandon family law attorneys at Carman, Bevington & Finegan, P.A., can help you understand the timeline of mediation and explain what factors can impact its duration.

The Length of Mediation

The length of mediation varies from case to case. Some mediations can be handled in a few hours, while others can take months to resolve. The average mediation session lasts around two to four hours, but this does not mean that your mediation will be resolved in a single session. Instead, mediation typically occurs in multiple sessions, with each session building on the previous one.

According to the official website of Florida Courts, mediation may range from 30 minutes to a day or several days, depending on (a) the number of parties involved and the complexity of the case.

What Factors Affect the Length of Mediation?

There are several factors that affect how long the mediation process will take:

The above-mentioned factors can impact the duration of the mediation process in your family law case.

Get a Free Case Review with a Brandon Family Law Attorney Today

While it can be challenging to predict exactly how long your mediation will take, our attorneys at Carman, Bevington & Finegan, P.A., can review the facts of your case and give a rough estimate of the mediation’s timeline. Schedule a free case review today by calling 813-305-0682.