Circuit and County Court Certified Mediator
As a Supreme Court Certified Circuit and County Court mediator, Jennifer Mantoni serves as a neutral dispute resolution professional practicing in areas such as Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Mobile Home Park Law, as well as Commercial and Residential Landlord Tenant Law. Specializing in clear communication and conflict resolution, Jennifer is experienced in guiding both parties through the mediation process towards an amicable resolution, regardless of the complexity of the case. Mediation can be an extremely valuable tool in saving clients the time and costs involved in protracted litigation.
Civil Law Fee Schedule
2 PARTIES CIVIL:
$250.00 – per hour, divided equally between the parties.
3 OR MORE PARTIES CIVIL:
$350.00 – per hour, divided equally among the parties.
All Mediations are to occur via Zoom.
$50.00 – per party.
Use fees incurred by Mantoni Legal for use of other facilities will be equally divided among the parties.
3 hours at applicable hourly rate divided equally among the parties plus the administrative fee. The minimum fee is due prior to the start of mediation. Mediation time exceeding 3 hours will be due at the conclusion of the mediation. Credit will be extended to counsel only who will then be responsible for payment.
If the mediation is cancelled by any party within 7 days of the scheduled mediation date, or where a party or parties fail to appear, a cancellation fee equal to the minimum fee being charged for such mediation will be assessed. The cancellation fee will be divided equally among the parties.
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Schedule Your Mediation
What is Mediation?
Mediation is an informal method Parties use to resolve disputes. Courts sometimes order the Parties to mediation. When this happens, mediation is called “court-ordered mediation.” However, mediation can be voluntary or agreed to by contract. Mediation occurs in the presence of a neutral, third-party mediator. The Parties discuss the dispute and attempt to come to an amicable resolution with the assistance of their respective attorneys and the mediator. A mediator is not allowed to decide who is right or wrong or to tell the Parties how to resolve their dispute. Although the goal of meditation is to reach an amicable resolution, one or both of the Parties may agree that resolution is not possible. Neither party has to resolve the dispute, at mediation, but mediation is a very successful resolution tool and can often help avoid the costs and time associated with protracted litigation.
What are the Advantages of Mediation?
- Mediation provides an opportunity to discuss your dispute with an impartial, experienced, third party mediator.
- You decide whether or not to resolve your dispute in mediation.
- Litigation can be unpredictable; disputes in mediation are resolved on your own terms.
- Mediation is confidential, most court documents are not.
- The mediator and your attorney can help you overcome legal hurdles and communication issues with the other person or party in your dispute.
- Mediation agreements are legally enforceable.
- Mediation allows you to devise a customizable and flexible resolution to your dispute.
- Mediation is not a trial nor an arbitration and can save you significant time and expense.
Do I have to come to an agreement in mediation?
No. If no agreement was reached and the dispute was not settled by mediation, the Parties will go back to court to settle the dispute where the judge (or jury) decides the matter for you.
How to Have a Successful Mediation
- Seek the Assistance of an Attorney Experienced in Mediating Disputes
- A mediator cannot give legal advice. An attorney experienced in mediating disputes will help you set reasonable expectations for your dispute; can properly advise you of what a fair and reasonable settlement would be; and help you make an informed decision about settling your case.
- Present the Legal Arguments of Your Case As If You Were in Court
- Present the legal arguments of your case to opposing counsel and the mediator. Mantoni Legal will request a mediation summary outlining your case to be provided prior to mediation, so that we are fully informed and ready to mediate your dispute.
- Establish a Game Plan with Your Attorney
- Discuss the strengths and potential weaknesses of your case with your attorney prior to mediation. Set goals and expectations with your attorney, but also stay flexible, because opposing counsel or the opposing party may present evidence or damaging information that you didn’t otherwise know existed.
Contact Mantoni Legal:
18245 Paulson Drive
Port Charlotte, FL 33954