By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
In divorce court, there are many opportunities for the parties to settle their disputes. The first, being upon retention of counsel. Counsel can set the stage for coming to the table with the opposing party and attorney to effectuate a settlement. If that does not work, after much discovery and production of financial statements and back up docs, the parties can then go to a formal mediation. Settlement talks can be had as many times as the parties desire or need to follow up with additional information or documents.
Any negotiations or statements made in settlement conferences are not admissible in court and must be kept confidential. Any breach could result in a contempt of court action and financial penalties or sanctions. For more information about this or other divorce topics, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561 835 9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com.