“[Empathy] is not about being nice or agreeing with the other side. It’s about understanding them. Empathy helps us learn the position the enemy is in, why their actions make sense (to them), and what might move them. As negotiators we use empathy because it works.”
— Chris Voss
All parties in any family case (with few exceptions) will be ordered to attend mediation before setting any trial date, where a Judge will be asked to intervene and make decisions for the parties. This procedure adheres to Florida policy encouraging autonomy and control over private affairs, and collaborative decision-making over judicial intervention. It is also more expensive to be combative and litigious. While it is certainly appropriate and necessary in some cases and for some families, the art of negotiating lessens heartache and costs. The Law Offices of Osman Lopez, P.A. most often resolves all outstanding issues in family cases before trial or prolonged litigation. Attorney Osman Lopez is an impressive mediator, provokes collaboration, and understands how to lead settlement negotiations. Our distinguished negotiation skills can minimize the financial and emotional harms that accompany lingering, misguided conflict. The stakes are high in all family law cases. Family issues are sensitive, private, and invaluable. Attorney Osman Lopez will not fuel the already difficult experience with unnecessary contention and costs. Call (305) 744-5229 today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation and consultation.