Attorney for Child Support Mediation in Broward and Miami-Dade County

Cabanas Law Firm’s certified mediators help parents reach child support agreements without litigation.

Do I Have to Pay Child Support for a Kid That is Not Mine?

Child Support Mediation

Determining child support is one of the most pressing concerns when divorcing or ending a relationship. The family court has child support guidelines, but deviations are necessary for high-net-worth divorces or when other special circumstances are involved. This makes it hard for parents to figure out how much they should pay or receive for support. It becomes even more complicated when you are not sure if the other party has disclosed all of his or her financial assets.

While you might think this means you have to go to court to litigate the matter, that is not always the case. In fact, many former couples have reached agreements through mediation. This non-adversarial process allows both parties to come to a mutual agreement without getting the courts involved.

With certified mediators on staff, our firm can assist you through this process. Reach out to discuss the matter with a child support mediation attorney.

Benefits of Child Support Mediation

Former couples often choose child support mediation because it is:

  • Private
  • Non-binding
  • Non-adversarial
  • More affordable than litigation
  • Easier on the children

Additionally, you have more control over the proceedings than you would in court.

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Why Choose Cabanas Law Firm?
  • Fully Bilingual – Our attorneys and staff are fluent in English and Spanish, so you don’t have to worry about the details getting lost in translation.  
  • 105  Years of Combined Experience – Sergio Cabanas, Esq. was admitted into the Florida Bar Association in 1991 and founded the firm in 2006. The firm’s attorneys have more than six decades of combined experience in family law.
  • Clients Are the Priority – Our Broward and Miami-Dade County family law & divorce attorneys make each client a priority. We respond to all communications within 24 hours and provide concierge-level client services to busy professionals.
  • Certified Mediators – As certified mediators, our attorneys can help clients resolve divorce and family law issues with as little contention as possible.
  • Three Office Locations– Cabanas Law Firm has three offices in South Florida. You can meet with an attorney at our Pembroke Pines, Weston, or Sunny Isles Beach office.

Child Support Mediation Process

When you use a child support mediation attorney from our firm, he or she will act as a neutral third party to help both sides understand the law and come to an agreement. The third-party mediator will go over the facts of the case, including the state’s child support guidelines and circumstances that allow for deviation. The mediator will then go over each side’s wants and needs, as well as the points of agreement and disagreement.

Then, the mediator will work to bring the two sides together to create a child support order. Once an agreement is reached, the attorney can prepare the paperwork, have both parents sign it, and submit it to the court for approval. However, if the two parties do not reach an agreement, they will proceed to court, where the judge will decide.

If you would like to avoid the cost and stress of litigation, contact our firm to discuss the issue with a certified mediator. We can explain the process in more detail, including what you should expect when mediating with the other party.

Forward-focused Mediation

Emotions can get in the way when creating a child support agreement without a neutral third-party mediator. You might find yourself rehashing old arguments instead of making headway for the agreement. Fortunately, a child support mediation attorney will help you focus on the future instead of the past.

While you might think that you and your former partner are too far apart or angry to benefit from mediation, that is rarely the case. Mediators are trained to help people come to an agreement in a non-adversarial way. Also, because mediation is non-binding unless you sign an agreement, you can try mediation without having an obligation to sign an agreement. Thus, contact our child support mediator to set up a meeting.

Privacy And Mediation

If you litigate child support and other family matters, your personal life will be available to the public. This is especially concerning for high-net-worth individuals, but others also prefer privacy. Everything you discuss in mediation is private, so you will not have to worry about your personal life being a matter of public record. Learn more about how our mediators ensure privacy by reaching out to our firm today.

How Long Does Mediation Take?

The length of mediation depends on various factors. For instance, if you have special circumstances that require you to deviate from the state’s child support guidelines, it might take longer than average to agree. The willingness of both parties to participate can also impact the timeframe. However, mediation is generally much quicker than litigation. Thus, it is usually more affordable since you can finalize a deal in less time.

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Why Choose The Divorce & Mediation Law Firm

Highly Responsive – We strive for rapid return calls. No going dark or waiting days to hear back.

We Take Complex and Difficult Cases – This is where tenacity and knowledge of the law matter. We do what’s necessary, even in challenging situations.

Experienced – Our attorneys have had years of experience in handling divorces for doctors, business owners, and executives, and we are 100% dedicated to divorce and family law.

Honesty and Transparency – You’ve made an important decision in your life. We respect you for that. Our approach focuses on efficiency and speed to resolve cases as quickly as we can to get your life back to normal sooner.

Caring & Compassionate (Truly) – We have a personal connection to divorce and family law matters. We know what it takes, even in extraordinarily difficult situations.

Personalized Attention – We understand and respect that every client’s needs are unique. We treat all of our clients with the attention they deserve.

Why Choose The Divorce & Mediation Law Firm

1. Highly Responsive – We strive for rapid return calls. No going dark or waiting days to hear back.

2. We Take Complex and Difficult Cases – This is where tenacity and knowledge of the law matter. We do what’s necessary, even in challenging situations.

3. Experienced – Our attorneys have had years of experience in handling divorces for doctors, business owners, and executives, and we are 100% dedicated to divorce and family law.

4. Honesty and Transparency – You’ve made an important decision in your life. We respect you for that. Our approach focuses on efficiency and speed to resolve cases as quickly as we can to get your life back to normal sooner.

5. Caring & Compassionate (Truly) – We have a personal connection to divorce and family law matters. We know what it takes, even in extraordinarily difficult situations.

6. Personalized Attention – We understand and respect that every client’s needs are unique. We treat all of our clients with the attention they deserve.

Meet Our Attorneys

Sergio Cabanas, Esq.

Managing Attorney & Founder

Laura Grossman, Esq.

Senior Associate Attorney

Brian Prieto, Esq.

Associate Attorney

Rosa Armesto, Esq.

Senior Associate Attorney

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Milaydi Figueroa
Milaydi Figueroa
2023-04-05
Acabo de enterarme que firmo el juez hoy mi divorcio. Gracias Cabanas law firm , gracias al abogado Sergio Cabanas por desde el primer día en que llegue llorando me dio seguridad y sali con una sonrisa , me dio mucha tranquilidad encontrarlos y contratarlos . Mil gracias al Attorney Brian Prieto , muy preciso al explicarme las estrategias , y por representarme en corte . Nichol sabes que fuiste muy especial gracias por estar ahi siempre para mi , al igual que Kelly. Los recomiendo 100% . Dos meses resolvieron mi divorcio . 😘😘😘
Elvis Drumond
Elvis Drumond
2023-03-29
I received an Excellent service from Roxy and Sergio Cabanas I couldn’t ask for anything better, I highly Recommend this Law Firm, They very professional and caring, God bless you all.
leslie novoa
leslie novoa
2023-03-26
The lawyer Sergio Cabanas is a great professional. He was extremely patient while he was answering all my questions. He made feel really confortable and that I could trust him. The staff and specialty Stephany Pelaez are extremely nice willing always to help you. Thank you for making me feel so comfortable and for all your help.
Allan Foster
Allan Foster
2023-03-10
Thank you Mr Sergio Lara & Gabriella for your great work by allowing me to go up the street smiling
chris fisher
chris fisher
2023-03-03
The entire staff was amazing! From first meeting to final judgement it was barely a month and they kept me updated every step of the way. It’s worth spending your money on a firm that knows what they’re doing, and this team DEFINITELY knows what they’re doing!
Cheryl Bland
Cheryl Bland
2023-03-01
What an amazing Law firm. I've had the pleasure of working with Roxy Friedland who is also amazing. Loved her attention to detail. Thank you Cabanas Law Firm.
Francisco J Colon
Francisco J Colon
2023-02-28
I have worked with Cabanas Law, P.A and have known Attorney Sergio Cabanas for over 11 years. He and his office staff are very knowledgeable and super professional. I highly recommend them!
Tanya Esposito
Tanya Esposito
2023-02-27
I have known Attorney Grossman since 2001 and trusted her with my friend’s family matter when I was asked for a referral. My friend was completely satisfied. She is highly recommended!
Jaime Velez
Jaime Velez
2023-02-27
Mi experiencia con la oficina de abogados fue excepcional, tienen un staff comprometido con los clientes en inglés y español . Logré mi divorcio en 5 semanas algo increíble . Los recomiendo ampliamente.

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