Garrick N. Fox

Garrick N. Fox, Mediator and Attorney

Deland, Florida 32720


Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Domestic Relations, Family, Marital Property, Marriage, Paternity, Spousal Support, Time Sharing

Garrick N. Fox has been practicing law since graduation from Stetson Law School in 1973. As a former State Prosecutor, and a Senior Attorney with the State of Florida, he became intimately familiar with the inner workings of the court system. He has been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator since 1985.

With more than 39 years of experience in Family and Circuit Civil Mediation.  He is committed to making the resolution of divorce and family law matters less stress full and affordable.

Areas of Practice

  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Document preparation by an experienced attorney
  • Support
  • Paternity
  • Family Law
  • Foreclosure Defense

Divorce Mediation – Family Law Mediation

  • Mediation of all Family law issues prior to filing your case
  • Mediation for unrepresented people
  • Child support
  • Parenting plans and time-sharing disputes
  • Mediation with attorneys
  • Spousal support
  • Parental relocation disputes

Civil Law Mediation

  • Employment law
  • Construction law
  • Business and commercial disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Real estate disputes
  • All areas of civil disputes
  • Personal injury

Foreclosure Mediation

  • Making meaningful contact with the lender
  • Bringing the parties to the table
  • Exploring modification options
  • Looking into alternatives to foreclosure
  • Exploring short sale, deed in lieu

Litigation Percentage

  • 30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
  • 70% Mediation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Mediation, Supreme Court of the State of Florida, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Florida, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1977


               Stetson University College of Law  JD 1973


  • Dispute Resolution Group Monthly Newsletter
  • Criminal Law and Business Law
  • Practicing Law After a Catastrophic Storm, State Bar of Texas
  • Arson investigation and testifying, Orlando Police Department
  • Dispute resolution with parties not represented by attorneys

Mission of A Stress-Free Diverse

All too often when people find themselves in a divorce, their emotions begin to dictate their decisions, and they typically start to make unwise choices about their financial future and the future of their children.  Divorces are part of our adversary process. By design, the legal system pits one party against the other.  Divorce attorneys are retained to “fight.”  They are, by training and duty to "win" the case, to "defeat the other side." The tactics that are used to obtain those results can be expensive and destructive.

With Pro Se Mediation, the parties come together to settle the divorce issues.  When parties mediate a divorce, they walk away from the table with their agreement.

What is pro se divorce mediation? It is a new concept in family law where a certified Florida Supreme Court divorce mediator, who is usually a family law attorney, takes off the lawyer hat and puts on the Florida divorce mediator hat and sits with both husband and wife a session of pro se mediation.

During our meetings, the parties and the mediator will attempt to resolve all divorce issues. These items can include the divorce itself, child custody, child support, joint custody, shared parental responsibility, visitation, alimony, asset division, debt allocation, pension division, and all other personal and real property issues that could come up in a divorce case.

Why Mediation Works

One of the most devastating times of your life is when you realize that your marriage is in trouble.  You experience many different emotions. The staff at A Stress Frees Divorce is here to help.

Make your divorce as painless and Friendly As Possible. We can help you ease your heartache and stress, conserve your resources, protect your children, and move forward towards a new start.

In a divorce, if the Husband and Wife can agree on all issues, it is called an uncontested divorce.  At A Stress-Free Divorce, we can prepare all of the documents that you need to file for a court to grant a divorce.  If you are considering a  divorce without an attorney, seriously consider having all of your court filings prepared by an experienced divorce attorney. 

If the couple cannot agree on all issues, there is a method where an impartial trained person is available before anyone files a court action.  

“Mediation is available before anyone files a court action for divorce.”


The Mediation process is confidential and informal.  A trained mediator assists both parties in resolving their disputes, allowing them to reach their agreements.  The Mediator will present practical, creative solutions for each couple’s specific needs.

“You – not a judge! –should decide the outcome.”

When parties reach an agreement, the Mediator will prepare all of the documents that are necessary for the court to grant your divorce. 


Garrick N. Fox
Attorney at Law

747 South Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 102
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Phone: 386-214-2343
Email:  [email protected]