Welcome to The Co-Mediation Group

Where you can get a low-cost, low-conflict divorce without litigation

About Us

Mediation as an Alternative

Alternative dispute resolution means the use of any method to resolve disputes other than litigation.  Avoiding litigation makes sense for marital and relationship conflicts in that litigation can add unnecessary stress, pressures, emotional damage and costs typically associated with court processes and litigation.

Our Mediators

Carol Verebay Katler, LMHC and Sandra A. Grim, Esq.  are both Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediators.  They bring with them a combined 25 years of experience dealing with family conflict and dispute resolution.  Their co-mediation approach allows for their diverse backgrounds in law and psychology to come together during each mediation helping to keep the process on course resulting in less destructive and more positive outcomes.

Documentation Preparation

After reaching agreement and the mediation has concluded, there are additional forms that need to be filled out and filed with the courts.  We can fill out all of the other necessary forms you will need in order to file for the uncontested divorce.  Our standard forms package includes a petition for dissolution, an answer, two financial affidavits, various other forms that the court requires, notarizing these forms, and filing the forms for you.

About Us

Divorce Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

The Co-Mediation Group of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Broward County offers divorce mediation services to families and couples who are attempting to resolve their marital and/or domestic issues without having to resort to the court system which can be very costly, time consuming and emotionally damaging to all family members.  Family Mediation is an alternative, voluntary process available to assist a family in negotiating the difficult and emotional process of divorce or the dissolution of a domestic relationship. In this process, the Co-Mediation Group also helps with divorce document preparation. The Co-Mediation Group in Fort Lauderdale, FL and servicing all of Broward County, FL approach providing two different divorce and family mediators from two distinct disciplines at no additional cost can most effectively and efficiently assist your family in navigating this stressful process. Be sure to check our blog section, as we update it weekly. 

Testimonials

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Divorce is ugly. It's the truth. I thought my ex and I were going to be able to have the easiest, most mature split ever. But with emotions and stress levels high it was not pretty. We went to the Co-Mediation Group, and were able to come out feeling as though we both had received a fair settlement. Carol and Sandra were so patient and made the time we all spent together less stressful then I could have imagined. They really listened to what we both wanted and made it happen.Needless to say, I am extremely satisfied with our agreement and am glad we chose the Co-Mediation Group for this tough experience.

Anne C

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The Co Mediation Group is fabulous! They are easy to work with, great at what they do, and incredibly professional. I highly recommend them.

Lisa G.

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The Co-Mediation Group made this difficult transition easy for me and my ex-wife. They conducted themselves professionally and were very compassionate thru the whole process. I would recommend them to anyone I know and I all ready have.
Hugo R.  

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I used The Co-Mediation Group when I was going through my divorce.  Their unique blend of having 2 mediators was the best!  The process was as smooth as could be under difficult circumstances.  The cost associated with the divorce was extremely fair and truly much less. Barry Sexpensive than retaining an attorney.  
I would strongly recommend The Co-Mediation Group!  If children are involved, it the only way to go! 

Barry S.

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The co-Mediation Group was very helpful during the extremely difficult process of divorce. Both individuals helped facilitate conversation and come to a mutually beneficial decision. 

Angel Alvarez

Contact Us

We're here and ready to help

We here and ready to help you with your Divorce Mediation.  Give us a call.

The Co-Mediation Group, LLC.

940 E. Cypress Creek Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334, US

(954) 937-7007

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

Our Mediators

Sandra A. Grim, Esq.

Sandra A. Grim, Esq., is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and a Member of the Florida Bar.  She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Hunter College in New York City with a double minor in psychology and sociology.  After raising her children she returned to school to obtain a Master’s Degree in Social Science Education from Nova Southeastern University and dedicated herself as an educator for 8 years.  In continuity of dedication to children and families, she pursued her education in law at St. Thomas University.  Sandra joined the staff at Legal Aid Services of Broward County immediately upon becoming a member of the Florida Bar.  There she implemented a program to assist the homeless in resolving their family law issues.  She also served as Attorney ad Litem in the Education Legal Rights Project.  In 2010 Sandra founded The Grim Law Group, P.A. which dedicates itself to the practice of family law.  Through her practice, Sandra has participated in mediations and witnessed the benefits to families. Mediation is required by the Courts in Florida prior to setting a case for trial,as it allows the parties an opportunity to discuss and resolve their issues with confidentiality and support from an impartial third party.  Sandra believes strongly that mediation is a positive solution affording a family control over their lives without the intervention of the courts.  With over 20 years of dedication to children and families, Sandra can assist your family in a safe, confidential and positive environment to affect an agreement that works for your family.

Carol Verebay Katler, LMHC

Carol Verebay Katler is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator and a nationally Board Certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  After graduating with her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, Carol returned to the New York Institute for Technology where she received her Master’s Degree in Human Relations. Since beginning her private practice in psychotherapy 19 years ago, Ms. Verebay Katler has successfully helped couples navigate the difficult challenges inherent in all relationships.   Her mediation skills have been refined allowing her to bring to the mediation table effective listening skills and empathy as well as meaningful compassion.  Respectful attention to the needs and values of the participants is an essential element in her mediations, remembering that agreements developed between parties are more reasonable and easier to comply with than court orders.  As an informal yet legally binding process, mediation saves time, money and emotional wear and tear. Carol considers mediation to be an excellent alternative to traditional court battles and litigation.

Documentation Preparation

DIVORCE DOCUMENT PREPARATION IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FL AND BROWARD COUNTY

After reaching agreement and the mediation has concluded, there are additional forms that need to be filled out and filed with the courts.  If you are not represented by attorneys, we can fill out all of the other necessary forms you will need in order to file for the uncontested divorce.  Our standard forms package includes a petition for dissolution, an answer, two financial affidavits, various other forms that the court requires, notarizing these forms, and filing of the forms.  Call today for Broward County divorce document preparations including Fort Lauderdale, FL.

The Co-Mediaton Group

Everything you need right here in Fort Lauderdale, FL and the Broward, Palm Beach and Miami Dade County areas for a low-conflict, low cost divorce or alternative resolution for your family matters.

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