Family Mediation

Mediation is a compulsory process of any family law case. Before the court litigates a decision on issues of parenting plan, equitable distribution, alimony, child support or attorney fees (be it initial or post-judgment), the parties will be required by court to participate in settlement discussions.

The role of a mediator in that discussion is neutral — it is the parties, themselves, who are empowered with decision-making authority, and the parties, themselves, who ultimately make the decisions as to their final agreement.

You can attempt to mediate a settlement before or during your case, but you cannot use an attorney whom you have used as a litigator or adviser in your case to act as an impartial mediator, nor can a mediator later be hired to represent your interests in a divorce.

To schedule an initial consultation with us, you can call us at 813-931-8111 or send us an email. We help families in the Tampa metro area.



Rechel & Associates is taking the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak seriously. Our staff and our clients’ health are important to us. As such, we are offering phone and video conference appointments and consultations for the convenience and safety of all.

We have increased our cleaning and sanitizing procedures and will continue to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and make modifications as needed to protect our clients and staff.