FAMILY LAW | CRIMINAL DEFENSE | PERSONAL INJURY | MEDIATION
COX & ASSOCIATES
Attorneys at Law
Hiring an attorney is one of the most important decisions that you will make. At Cox & Associates, Attorneys at Law P.A., our
dedication and commitment to our clients is what sets us apart from other law firms. We strive to give each of our clients the personal attention and legal expertise that they deserve. We make sure that you understand, and are comfortable, with every step of the legal process. That’s why our clients trust us to help them make important decisions that last a lifetime.
Lorieann M. Cox graduated cum laude from the University of South Florida. She attended Stetson University College of Law, where she was a member of the Stetson Law Review. While earning her Juris Doctor degree, Ms. Cox served as a Federal Judicial Intern for Chief Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich of the U.S. Middle District of Florida.
Geoffrey R. Cox received his B.A. from La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA in 1992 and his Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law in Jamaica, New York in 1996. He is admitted to practice in both Florida and New York, as well as in federal court in the Middle District of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
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FAMILY LAW MEDIATION
A mediator is trained in working with complicated family situations. The mediator acts as a neutral, impartial go-between who guides the parties through the settlement process. The mediator helps the parties think “outside of the box” to find creative and realistic solutions that fit each family dynamic.
While court hearings are public, what goes on at mediation remains strictly confidential. No one else is legally allowed to know what the parties discussed at mediation except for the parties and the mediator. The mediator cannot testify in court as to what the parties discussed at mediation.
A mediator’s hourly rate is usually less than that charged by an attorney. Mediating your case generally takes much less time than moving a case through the court system. While your case is in the hands of a lawyer or the court, it may take months or years to resolve.
When you mediate, you are the decision-maker. If you don’t like the options presented to you at mediation, you can simply say “no” or make different offers to the other party. Parties to a mediation are typically ready to work toward a mutual resolution.