Special Announcement:

Act now and get a 30 minute Free Mediation Consultation and a Special Low hourly Rate of only $250.00  per hour!

To celebrate our law firm’s 40th Anniversary of its founding iun 1981, Mr. Leininger is offering, through December 30, 2021, a Free 30 minute Videoconference Consultation for you and your spouse, rather than paying our normal $150.00 Consultation Fee!  Mr. Leininger will explain the Divorce Mediation process and answer your questions about Divorce Mediation without any fee or obligation! The two of you can then think it over without any pressure being put on you to hire the Mediator immediately. If the both of you decide you want to mediate your divorce with Mr. Leininger you will then simply call the office and schedule the first mediation session.


Mr. Leininger is also offering a second special offer to new clients who hire him before December 31, 2021 and mention this website, namely a special low hourtly rate of only $250.00 per hour (total for two people), rather than his usual rate of $300 per hour in Florida mediation cases.


Let me explain how this can save you big money. Suppose you and your spouse each hires an experienced  Florida divorce lawyer at an hourly rate of $350… Thus if your lawyers schedule a meeting to discuss settlement terms, it will cost the two of you a total of $700.00 per hour in settlement negotiations!  Let’s assume the two lawyers spend 10 hours over the course of several days to attempt to negotiate a settlement.  You and your spouse, in this examole, will have saveds$4,500 in just a few days!  Mr. Leininger has over 43 years experience handling complicated custody cases and cases involving millions of dollars of assets.  You will not be able to locate a Divorce Mediator with Mr. Leininger’s mediation experience and Courtroom experience!


Once you hire Mr. Leininger, Mediation sessions can be conducted in person at our Sarasota office or via Zoom videoconference, whichever you prefer.


Since 1994, we have worked with many couples going through the divorce process. We believe that divorce mediation can help you and your spouse dissolve your marriage with dignity and with as little harmful effects as possible on you and any children of the marriage. Mr. Leininger is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. If you and your spouse have substantial assets, or own a business or professional practice, or have a valuable Civil Service pension, you will want to mediate with Mr. Leininger!


Mr. Leininger’s 43 years of Family Law experience has shown how easily a family problem can spiral out of control when people rush to court and how much damage can be done to everyone in the family when that happens. Divorce mediation offers you another option – let us help you find another way to resolve your family law issues. Please take a few minutes to review the practical information and helpful hints contained on this website.


As an impartial mediator, we can help you and your partner resolve everything you might have taken up in court through meaningful, productive conversations with one another. We will not take anyone’s side, nor be anyone’s lawyer, but we will discuss with you how the legal process might handle your issues if you chose to go to court. We will help you focus on what you need to resolve in order to move forward with your life and we will share with you how other couples have handled similar problems. When you create your own solution, tailor-made for your own family, we will then prepare a proposed Settlement Agreement for the two of you.




Separation and divorce are among the most painful and disruptive events an individual and a family can experience. The problems are both financial and emotional, deeply touching all members of the family.


Mediation aims at reducing this tension, not increasing it! With the help of the mediator, couples negotiate their own settlement and learn the techniques for resolving future differences. Mediation is for couples who want to retain control over the decisions that affect their lives and don’t want their children caught in the middle.




* Parenting Arrangements


* Division of Marital Assets & Debts


* Spousal Support


* Child Support


* Tax Implications




* Make your own decisions.


* Private and Confidential.


* Facilitates long-term communication between the spouses.


* Promotes cooperation and consensus.


* Benefits children by reducing conflict.


* Agreements are tailored to participants’ needs.


* Saves time & money.


Mediation is not just for couples who already know how to cooperate! Divorce Mediators show people how to work together productively in spite of their anger!


During mediation other professional services are sometimes needed. Our office maintains a wide network of consulting experts including accountants, financial planners, pension experts, career counselors, psychologists and social workers.


We have sophisticated videoconferencing equipment that permits spouses to attend via Iphone, Ipad, Android devices, Macs, PCs, notebooks, etc! So even if one or both spouses are travelling on business, we can still conduct the Divorce Mediation sessions via videoconference!


If Divorce Mediation sounds like a better alternative than expensive and emotionally damaging litigation in court, why not call our office at (941) 727-5555 and schedule an initial Free videoconference which will last approximately 30 minutes. At this meeting we will get to know one another. We will describe our mediation services and how we help divorcing couples achieve an economical and uncontested divorce. We will answer your questions about our approach to divorce mediation and our fees, and we will ask you some questions in order to understand your situation and to determine how we can best help you. As a result of our conversation, you will be in a position to decide whether our mediation services are right for you.


What have you got to lose? And remember, no one will pressure you to decide right on the spot whether you wish to hire him as your Divorce Mediator! To the contrary, we will encourage you and your spouse to think it over!  What have you got to lose?