Child Custody Mediation
"John was charming, personable, professional, and knowledgeable - all of the qualities I was looking for in a mediator. He had empathy for me and my circumstances during the process and was able to mediate my divorce in a way that left me with a fair takeaway and most importantly, my dignity."
"Judge Contini was the ONLY judge out of a total of 5 thus far in my interminable litigation that had the requisite compassion and desire to alleviate the toxicity as well as the tremendously excessive expense of divorce. Broward County needs more judges, lawyers and human beings that are in alignment with his pursuits."
"I want take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful help you gave me and my family during this ending of one chapter and for us to be able to focus on the single most important thing in all of this our daughter. John your faith, reference to the scriptures and being impeccable with your words truly shed light on my take of things. Hands down a blessing in this time. Thanks a million."
"John did an amazing job as our mediator. Given the confidentiality nature of mediation it is hard to share information. That said, he came up with several ideas that assisted the parties in considering "out of the box" ideas to assist them in settling their differences. He had the attorneys come together to discuss things together to promote the settlement process. He demonstrates that this is not just a "job", but genuinely cares about helping the parties to resolve their differences."
''I have great respect for John and believe he is an excellent choice mediator for family lawyers who are sincerely looking to resolve their cases. John is a no nonsense mediator who gets the job done both effectively and efficiently. I cannot say enough about this most compassionate and highly effective mediator who has a special talent particularly relevant to family law litigation.''
Ralph A. Hagans, Esquire
"Thank you for your creativity in helping us solve our seemingly unsolvable problems. You are so very much appreciated by all! Respectfully yours."
"John helped our family when we were going through a very difficult time. He guided us every step of the way. I trust John implicitly and highly recommend him."
"As someone who practiced law in Judge Contini's courtroom, I can tell you that I experienced first hand how passionate he is about helping people. He always encouraged litigants to find common ground and stay out of the courtroom and do what's best for their children. You will not find a more caring and passionate mediator than John Contini. If you're looking to keep your case out of the courtroom and save money on attorney's fees, then John Contini is your go-to guy."
"Knowing John for the last 14 years, through the ups and downs. Mr Contini is always fair and balanced, he is committed and driven to assist with any circumstance that arises. He is a compassionate man that always aims to mediate to the best of all parties involved. Being trained as a judge provided him the added tools to resolve some of the most complex situations that appear before him."
Parental Time Sharing and Child Custody Mediation Services in Florida
As the mediator in any family law case involving parents and their dispute over “time sharing” with their children, I ask the lawyers to send each parent a Florida “time sharing” Statute in advance of the mediation – or I will send the same information to each parent if no lawyers are involved. [Florida Statute 61.13 (“parenting plan” and “parental time sharing” — what was once called “visitation” and “child custody”]
I have this sent to the parents in hopes that this will help them arrive at an agreed-upon “parenting plan,” and yet if they are not able to agree, this Statute will also help the parents to become familiar with each one of the important statutory factors that they will be asked to address.
How Conflict Resolution Works
I help parents to finally “make” their peace and share their kids, ie, when one parent had previously not been able to see the kids at all — given the sad fact that the other parent simply had a much more powerful, effective lawyer. I teach the parents about the MRI images of their kids’ developing brains… and what’s actually happening with the children, and how they are getting irreparably hurt, according to psychologists — and why the child will begin isolating and not going out for extra curricular activities, ie, soon withdrawing from others, their academic performance then plummeting, etc.
Most parental time-sharing matters can be resolved quickly and without the prohibitive expense of lawyers. Let me mediate the conflict and resolve it peacefully for you.
Why litigate when you can mediate?
I’ve been thankfully successful quite often in helping the families to make this peace, whereby they each end up sharing the time quite evenly, at times “50-50” “peace in the valley” — “mom gets to win, dad gets to win, and best of all, the children get to win,” getting to spend more time with both parents.
We make peace in the family, where there is still money (savings!) left over for the child to eventually go to college, rather than litigating for many more months paying serious money to the lawyers. Those same funds should pay for their own child’s college education, and not for the lawyers’ kids.
Mediation over litigation, any day!
Make peace in the family.
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Litigation adds 10 years to your life, and even if you win, you and your children lose. Be gentle with yourself and your family — let me mediate your disputes at a fraction of the cost, allowing you to remain at peace and keep your savings and your emotional health too!
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Address: 633 SE 3rd Ave Suite 4R,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA
Open: Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm Saturday: 10.00am – 3.00pm
We have answers to common questions people ask
Three reasons: Mediation is fast, peaceful and inexpensive, and to be more specific:
First, your problem or dispute is resolved within weeks, or certainly MUCH quicker when you go with Mediation, as opposed to many months or even years of litigation;
Secondarily, your situation is resolved peacefully by Mediation without a lot of stress, versus the ugly and stressful toxicity of adversarial litigation which takes years off your life;
Thirdly, it is actually affordable to resolve your problem by Mediation. You can save a tremendous amount of money — as much as many thousands of dollars, by choosing the much more affordable route of Mediation (approximately 20 cents on the dollar), rather than going down that lengthy road of costly litigation.
It’s not even a close call — if you choose to file a lawsuit or decide to continue with that sort of litigation in court, the typical lawyers will charge you approximately $400 per hour, for each and every hour of the entire case... and common sense tells you, this is going to run you tens of thousands of dollars; whereas, the compassionate Mediators will charge only a fraction of an hourly rate, and like me, they will even work with the family to always adjust the small fee to make sure it is very affordable, consistent with the family’s financial plight or situation — and if that by itself was not great news... it gets better, that mediation will often secure a wonderful and peaceful result very quickly, or within weeks, so again, far less money and much more affordable.
It’s best to Mediate, for a few reasons.
You save an enormous amount of money, and you don’t age ten years overnight going through all the stress of toxic, ugly lengthy litigation fighting in court.
You should hang on to your family savings and spend as little as possible, to first do ALL you can to resolve your disputes or issues in a peaceful way with the help of a Mediator — this will give you peace and cause you little to no stress — at just a fraction of the cost of paying lawyers to fight in court throughout litigation.
It’s time to get back to living instead of litigating, and get this problem behind you immediately... so you can get on with your life.
Litigation ages you tremendously, it’s true, and so even if you win one day, you essentially lose... in life, with loss of savings, loss of peace and mental and emotional health, loss of serenity or any joy in your life, and losses you don’t even think about, for instance, other opportunities in life, and the list of losses only continues.
Be gentle with yourself — mediation for child custody lets you address your disputes at a fraction of the cost, allowing you to remain at peace and keep your savings and your health too!