The alternatives to going to court are a collaborative case where you do not go to court until at the end where the court approves the agreement. Alternatively, there are other forms of dispute resolution, which is what this is called, alternative dispute resolution, which includes mediation. In every case that is filed in Florida, every family law case, mediation is required prior to going to court at the end of the case. You will be seeing a judge to approve your final judgment of final dissolution of marriage or other final order of dissolution, or paternity, or other family case. However, these alternative dispute resolution modalities enable you to have much more control in the ultimate result.