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My Mediation is tomorrow, what to expect?? (Florida)
03-05-2012, 09:57 PM
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Question My Mediation is tomorrow, what to expect?? (Florida)
I have my mediation tomorrow and I'm a little nervous. What can I expect? What are the chances of ending this whole nightmare tomorrow?
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03-05-2012, 10:43 PM
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RE: My Mediation is tomorrow, what to expect?? (Florida)
depends on the issues and how willing each party is willing to compromise and negotiate.
if you are representing yourself here is some information:
http://www.jcc.state.fl.us/JCC/RepSelf.asp
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03-06-2012, 12:42 AM
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RE: My Mediation is tomorrow, what to expect?? (Florida)
At my mediation, I cried, requested my one phone call (called my husband), cursed, cried some more, told my Ombudsman that I didn't want her working for me because she seems to be working for TDI, all becuase the TDI attorney was trying to get me to sign away my righsts!!! Expect the worse, prepare for the worse, and pray for some good to come out of it!
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03-06-2012, 12:42 AM
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RE: My Mediation is tomorrow, what to expect?? (Florida)
At my mediation, I cried, requested my one phone call (called my husband), cursed, cried some more, told my Ombudsman that I didn't want her working for me because she seems to be working for TDI, all becuase the TDI attorney was trying to get me to sign away my righsts!!! Expect the worse, prepare for the worse, and pray for some good to come out of it!
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03-06-2012, 10:53 AM
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RE: My Mediation is tomorrow, what to expect?? (Florida)
In Florida, the mediation is usually held with you (and your attorney if you have one) in one room. The IC representative and their attorney (if they have one) in another room. The mediator runs in between the 2 rooms. Each side tells the mediator their side and the mediator tries to get the two sides to meet. Unless an agreement is reached and signed, nothing that happens at the mediation is binding. The mediator does not have any say in what happens.

If it doesn't settle at mediation, it will go to hearing before the judge. Or many times it will still settle before the hearing. Just remember, neither side HAS to settle. The judge cannot force either side to settle the claim. The judge can decide specific issues but not settlement.
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03-06-2012, 02:01 PM
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RE: My Mediation is tomorrow, what to expect?? (Florida)
(03-06-2012 10:53 AM)kate Wrote:  In Florida, the mediation is usually held with you (and your attorney if you have one) in one room. The IC representative and their attorney (if they have one) in another room. The mediator runs in between the 2 rooms. Each side tells the mediator their side and the mediator tries to get the two sides to meet. Unless an agreement is reached and signed, nothing that happens at the mediation is binding. The mediator does not have any say in what happens.

If it doesn't settle at mediation, it will go to hearing before the judge. Or many times it will still settle before the hearing. Just remember, neither side HAS to settle. The judge cannot force either side to settle the claim. The judge can decide specific issues but not settlement.

This EXACTLY how my mediation went in Louisiana and it lasted 8 hours. We made a offer; they countered. They did sit me down with the IC Attorneys and they told me I would probably hear things I did not like.

We reached a agreement. Think positive; everyone is not destined for a bad outcome.
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