has a long history in Lee County, which has been at the leading edge of
the mediation and negotiation in the United States. Here in Lee County
any case goes to trial (family law or civil suits), judges always order
mediation in hopes that when parties mediate the issues with their
respective attorneys, the result will be a rational and cost-effective settlement agreement.
Pre-suit mediations (as well as voluntary mediations shortly after
a suit is filed) can be scheduled by either party at any time through
the Lee County Court Administratorís Mediation Office or directly through Mr.
Local Courts here favor mediation because it often results in agreements in
the majority of cases at a minimum of cost and inconvenience to all