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Order Referring Parties To Family Mediation - Florida
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THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA FAMILY DIVERSION Petitioner, CASE NO.: DIVISION: and Respondent. ________________________/ ORDER REFERRING PARTIES TO FAMILY MEDIATION It is appearing on the pleading the above-captioned case is a contested family action appropriate for mediation; it ishereby, ORDERED that the parties are referred to mediation for resolution of this case, pursuant to Chapter 44, Florida statutesand Rule 1.700, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. Issues to be addressed in mediation are___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________The parties are referred to: ___ Private Mediator ___ Family Diversion Mediator The court has further determined: (Check One) __ 1. The parties shall share in the expense of mediation. __ 2. The _____________________ is/are unable to pay any portion of the mediation fee. (Petitioner/Respondent/parties) __ 3. The mediation fee and the administrative fee shall be waived due to the parties financial status. Attorney for Petitioner: Attorney for Respondent: If not represented please provide: Petitioners Address Respondents Address: Moreover, the procedures set forth on the reverse side of this order are made in part of and incorporated into this order in reference, and all parties shall be bound by them as if fully set forth herein. Failure to comply with the terms of this Order may result in involuntary dismissal, default judgment, or other sanctions as provided by law. All correspondence related to mediation of this case with the exception of motions to the court, shall be submitted to Mediation & Diversion Services. It is further ORDERED AND ADJUDGED: That any orders in conflict herewith pertaining to Family Mediation are hereby superseded by this order.DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers in Tampa, Florida, this _____ day of ____________________, 20. ___________________________________________________ CIRCUIT JUDGECopies: Both Parties Mediation & Diversion Services, 800 E. Twiggs Street, Room 208, Tampa, Fl. 33602 Counsel for the parties Original-Law File; Blue-Petitioner; Green-Respondent; Yellow-Attorney for Petitioner; Pink-Attorney for Respondent; Goldenrod-amily DiversionF<<<<<<<<<********>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2MOREOVER, 1. The parties shall have ten (10) days from the date of this order to select a mediator and schedule a date and time for amediation conference. A list of mediators certified for family mediation may be obtained by contacting Mediation &Diversion Services. Petitioners counsel is appointed lead counsel for purposes of notifying Mediation & Diversion services of the mediatorselected and the proposed date and time of mediation. If Family Diversion is selected to mediate, petitioners counselshall contact the Program office to schedule the appointment. Both parties must agree to mediate prior to scheduling.Mediation & Diversion Services shall prepare and send a Notice Of Mediation Conference. If necessary, staff shallreserve a conference room. 2. (a) If Mediation and Diversion Services is not notified within ten (10) days of the date of this order the case will beclosed and the outcome form will be filed in the court file indicating the parties did not contact the Program office. (b) If it becomes necessary to reschedule a mediation conference, such rescheduling shall be initiated by the partyscounsel requesting the rescheduling with opposing counsel and the mediator. The Program must be notified by counselinitiating the rescheduling of the new date and time so that notices may be prepared.3. Petitioner, or his counsel of record, must notify Mediation & Diversion Services, in writing, of any settlement ordismissal of this action, other than a settlement arrived at during a court-ordered mediation conference, whether thesettlement or dismissal occurs before or after the mediation proceedings.4. When Family Diversion is selected, each party shall be assessed a fee based upon the total gross annual income ofthe parties. The parties will furnish proof of income at the time of the mediation conference in the form of a pay checkstub, the previous years income tax return, W-2, or family law financial affidavit. If the total gross income for theparties together is $50,000 or less, each party shall pay a mediation fee of $40.00. If the total gross income for theparties exceeds $50,000, each party shall pay a mediation fee of $80.00. If a party does not furnish proof of income, afee of $80.00 will be charged to each party. If payment is not made at the time of the mediation, the mediation will nottake place. When a private state certified mediator is selected each party shall pay an equal share of the cost of themediation conference, unless determined otherwise by the court. If the mediation conference lasts one hour or less,there shall be a one-hour minimum charge assessed pro rata among the parties. Each party shall remit payment in fullto the private mediator at the end of each conference. Checks should be made payable to The Clerk of the Circuit Court.