Why your divorce mediation in Tampa, St. Petersburg or Clearwater should be a Virtual Mediation by Natalie Baird

If there’s one thing that COVID-19 has taught the United States and the world, it’s that business does not need to be conducted face-to-face. You can order fast food online, you can order groceries online, you can attend a concert online, and you can even do a divorce mediation via the internet. It doesn’t matter if you’re in Tampa Florida and your spouse is in Miami, you can both attend mediation to complete your divorce in an easy and safe manner. This is the 21st century after all, and video conferencing is the way of the future.

What exactly is a virtual mediation?

Virtual mediation is an online meeting that is conducted via video conferencing. In other words you no longer have to meet your mediator and your spouse in a face-to-face meeting. The entire process, from start to finish can be accomplished from the comfort of your own home.

Why is virtual mediation better than traditional in-person divorce mediation?

Ease of access

The mediation appointment is conducted completely online. You don’t have to schedule hours out of your day and drive to an office. You could even be in a different country and still participate in your divorce mediation.

Less stress

Let’s be honest, for many people, a divorce might not be the easiest thing in the world. You might be dealing with an upset spouse; one that doesn’t want to be anywhere near you. An online video chat is much less intrusive than a face-to-face meeting in Tampa.


As Florida enters phase three of the COVID-19 response, it’s important to remember that the virus is still out there with active cases in Tampa Bay and across Florida. If you have a family member with a compromised immune system or just don’t want to expose yourself, virtual mediation is the easy solution.

It’s the future

All of these things combined simply mean virtual mediation is the easiest and most cost-effective route to a divorce that you can get. Without the need for all parties concerned to drive across Tampa and meet in a foreign office and discuss the terms of your divorce, you can meet from the privacy and comfort of any quiet room you choose, wherever that is.

Natalie Baird mediation has helped thousands of clients obtain a safe and effective divorce mediation. Natalie is a Board Certified Attorney in Family and Marital Law and a Supreme Court and a Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. That means you can trust her to guide you through your divorce, no matter how unpleasant your relationship is with your spouse. You can read more about virtual divorce mediation, or you can contact us directly to get more information.  We hope that we can help you with your divorce.