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What to Expect at Divorce Mediation

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Divorce Mediation, Robert Sidweber
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In Family Court, in South Florida, parties are ordered to attend Mediation.  Divorce Mediation is typically an in-person conference with a certified mediator, the parties and their respective attorneys to discuss and try to settle the issues of their case, which may include child related issues, time sharing, parental responsibility, paternity issues, property distribution, allocation of debts, alimony or spousal support, child support, attorney’s fees and costs and a host of other issues which typically permeate in a divorce case.

Each party is given an opportunity to explain their side of the case and their views on how the issues should be resolved. Through the negotiation process, the mediator works with the parties to find common ground and provide possible solutions for their differences. The mediator may also meet with each party separately and confidentially in what is known as a “caucus”.

The issues agreed upon are memorialized into a written agreement which is reviewed and signed by the parties. Since Mediation is a voluntary process, if no agreement is reached, the parties will return to Court. Discussions during mediation are considered confidential and cannot be announced or used against any party in court, or otherwise, with certain exceptions noted in Chapter 44 of the Florida Statutes

Deciding upon a qualified family law mediator is a vital step to ensure the most effective use of time and fees incurred in connection with a divorce proceeding.  Mr. Sidweber is a Board Certified expert family law attorney who specializes in dealing with family law issues.

For more information on Mr. Sidweber’s mediation services, or to subscribe to receive priority listings of his availability, email  You can also receive updated mediation tidbits by following him on LinkedIn. #divorcemediation

Submitted by Robert W. Sidweber, Esquire

Status Update on the Florida Supreme Court case of Hahamovitch v. Hahamovitch

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Prenuptial Agreement
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As promised, the firm of Sidweber & Weintraub, P.A, is providing an update of Hahamovitch v. Hahamovitch, Case No. 4D11-3369 (FL Dist. 4 Ct. App., Jan. 8, 2014) pending before the Florida Supreme Court. As discussed in our prior blog, this case involves the validity and interpretation of a Prenuptial Agreement, and the issue of waiver of appreciation of a spouse’s non-marital and/or pre-marital assets. (more…)

Little known fact about Karen B. Weintraub of Sidweber & Weintraub, P.A.

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in First Family Law Inns of Court, Karen Weintraub
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Karen B. Weintraub was a member of the First Family Law Inns of Court in Miami, FL.

For those of you not familiar with this organization, it fosters excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills. The First Family Law Inns of Court of Miami, is the Miami, FL member of The Mission of the American Inns of Court. Their mission is to improve the civility, professionalism and ethics of legal professionals in the field of family law.

More information regarding the skills and qualification of the lawyers of Sidweber & Weintraub, P.A. to be announced.

Did you know that Karen B. Weintraub, Esquire is ranked in the top 10% by Martindale-Hubbell?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Karen Weintraub
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Did you know that Karen B. Weintraub is one of the top 10% of lawyers in the Fort Lauderdale by Martindale-Hubbell who’s profile is viewed most frequently on a weekly basis?

Not only that but that she received a 4.8 rating in family law by her peers on a scale of 1 to 5. Karen is a well-respected lawyer in the community.