Former Judge John Contini Offers Peaceful Conflict Resolution
Former Broward judge and trial lawyer John P. Contini is offering affordable, compassionate, and kind mediation for parental time-sharing, helping families find peaceful child custody solutions at a fraction of the cost of litigation.
Based in Broward County, Florida, former Broward Judge John Patrick Contini gained 30 years of experience as a practicing lawyer and circuit court judge before becoming an author, mediator, consultant, life coach, and founder of Contini Solutions.
He specializes in divorce mediation and helping families find peaceful resolutions to their parental time-sharing issues.
He began specializing in the mediation of family law cases — yet after the unprecedented rate in those cases began reverberating all throughout the South Florida legal community, he was then asked by more and more commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and probate litigation lawyers, to handle their business and real state and probate litigation cases, ie, people fighting in court over the ownership of buildings, businesses, and inheritances. To date, he has achieved the same 89% success rate in those cases as well. Now, he is called upon as the go-to mediator in all types of legal disputes, regardless of the area of the law.
In John’s words…
“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’ brains, and what’s actually happening with the children, and how they are getting irreparably hurt, according to all the psychologists — and why the child will begin isolating and not going out for any extra curricular activities, ie, soon withdrawing from others, why their academic performance is plummeting, etc.
I simply explain exactly what all of the forensic psychiatrists are telling us, ie, the child knows that the parents will argue about “pick up and drop off“ or exchange times if they were to get involved with extra curricular activities — and when I’m done explaining to both the parents how they’re sadly and unwittingly harming their children, ie, sacrificing them on the altar of their resentment and hate for one another, they will then often start to emote and show empathy.
I’ll then explain in a nonjudgmental way, that in fairness to them, they didn’t know they were hurting their kids to this extent … BUT … now that they DO know, would they like to talk with their lawyers or with me about sharing the time with their kids more evenly?” rationalizes the former Judge.
Kids & MRI scans
Mediation over litigation
“Mediation over litigation, any day! We make peace in the family, while 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.
I believe in mediation over litigation to help families find the peace they deserve, particularly where it concerns the issue of child custody. Mediation offers many advantages over litigation.
Benefits of Mediation
First off, it’s quicker. You can expect your dispute over ‘time sharing’ with your children to be resolved within weeks as opposed to months or even years.”
“Secondly, mediation tends to be far less stressful versus the animosity and toxicity that litigation tends to spark, taking years off your life and pulling focus from other equally important matters in your life. Medical research also shows that the fall-out from a messy divorce can adversely affect your children’s emotional, academic, and social development.”
“As for the costs, it’s not even a close call. If you choose to litigate, you can expect to pay approximately $400 per hour to engage a qualified lawyer. That’s for each and every hour of your entire case. It’s not a stretch to say that filing a child custody suit will run you tens of thousands of dollars,” continues former Judge Contini.
“Mediation, on the other hand, is far more affordable, potentially saving you a tremendous amount of money, not least because compassionate mediators like myself charge a fraction of the typical hourly rate but also because mediation often secures an acceptable result within weeks. That’s money you can put towards your children’s future education or a family vacation.”
It was former Judge Contini’s mother who inspired the compassion that drives him to assist those who are hurting and in need of help.
“Most people cannot afford lawyers or expensive litigation. This understanding fuels my passion and empathy and dictates how and why I choose to help them regardless. I’ve been thankfully quite successful in helping families negotiate fair time-sharing solutions where mom gets to win, dad gets to win, and best of all, the children get to win by getting to spend more time with both parents,” concludes John.
In his clients’ words:
The testimonials of former Judge J. P. Contini’s clients describe best how he has helped families face the challenges posed by custodial time-sharing to reach a resolution that is win-win for all parties concerned.
Christian Mediation: Former Judge John Contini’s Approach to Confidential Conflict Resolution
Former trial lawyer and Circuit Court Judge Contini advocates for Christian Mediation as a confidential and values-driven alternative to traditional legal proceedings, emphasizing its potential to provide personalized, relationship-preserving, and private conflict resolution solutions.
In legal matters and conflict resolution, the traditional approach often involves hiring lawyers and navigating the intricate and often public legal system. However, former trial lawyer and Judge, John P. Contini, has taken a unique stance on conflict resolution, advocating for faith-based mediation as a powerful and confidential alternative.
With a career spanning 30 years in the legal arena, John P. Contini’s transition from a prominent trial lawyer and judge to a mediator signifies a profound shift in his approach to resolving disputes. His belief that most problems in life can be resolved without a lawyer sets the stage for exploring the transformative potential of faith-based mediation.
Faith-based mediation, as endorsed by Contini, offers a confidential and private avenue for parties involved in a conflict to find resolution. This approach stands in stark contrast to the often public and adversarial nature of legal proceedings.
John emphasizes the importance of maintaining confidentiality, preventing the entire world from being privy to the details of personal disputes. In a society where privacy is increasingly valued, resolving conflicts without public legal battles eliminates the potential damage to personal and professional reputations that can arise from such proceedings.
One key aspect of Christian Mediation is its emphasis on Christian principles and values in the resolution process. As a mediator, John brings not only his legal expertise but also his commitment to the Christian faith into the mediation room. This approach aims to foster an environment of understanding, empathy, and forgiveness – principles deeply rooted in Christian teachings.
The confidentiality provided by faith-based mediation further allows individuals to explore creative and personalized solutions to their conflicts. Unlike court proceedings that often follow a rigid legal framework, mediation provides the flexibility for parties to shape agreements that align with their unique needs and circumstances. This tailored approach can lead to more sustainable and mutually satisfactory resolutions.
Former Judge John Contini’s journey
From the courtroom to the mediation table, John is driven by a conviction that disputes can be resolved amicably without the emotional and financial toll of lengthy legal battles. By encouraging parties to address their issues through faith-based mediation, he aims to provide a space for healing and reconciliation.
In addition to the confidential nature of Christian Mediation, John highlights its potential to preserve relationships. Legal battles can strain personal and professional connections, creating animosity that lingers long after the conflict is resolved.
Faith-based mediation, with its focus on understanding and forgiveness, seeks to repair relationships rather than sever them.
As individuals increasingly seek alternatives to the traditional legal system, faith-based mediation emerges as a beacon of hope for those navigating conflicts. John Contini’s advocacy for this approach reflects a broader shift towards more holistic and private methods of dispute resolution.
For more information, please visit https://continisolutions.com/christian-mediation.