Divorce Mediation In Texas
“Family mediation” involves the attempt to resolve disputes in family law matters involving divorce, establishment of paternity, child custody and visitation, child support or spousal support. It is designed to be a non-adversarial process that helps two parties reach agreement on these and other decisions that are made during divorce.
Mediation involves a neutral third party who is trained in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The mediator attempts to help you and your spouse or ex-spouse resolve issues that are causing conflict.
It can be used to resolve the full scope of family disputes, either before a divorce takes place or after the divorce to resolve continuing disputes that arise under a divorce settlement.
Most Texas courts mandate mediation in divorce proceedings. Attorney McKnight will accompany you to the mediation session and assist you in reaching agreement in as many areas as possible while protecting you from agreeing to something that you may not fully understand or that is not in your best interest.
Dallas Divorce Mediation
Divorcing couples are frequently ordered by the court to go through mediation, which is typically held at the mediator’s office and can last a half day or more. A mediator often is an attorney, but he or she is not allowed to give specific legal advice to either party.
Because any agreements that are signed by both parties during mediation are binding, it is important to have a knowledgeable family law lawyer represent you during any mediation session.
The legal team at the law firm of Lisa E. McKnight, P.C., in Dallas, Texas, helps clients achieve great results through mediation. We find that, with proper preparation, as much as 70 percent of the issues that must be settled in divorce are routinely resolved during mediation.
In addition, both parties are usually happier with the outcome since they participated fully in negotiating their agreement.
Protect Yourself And Reach Favorable Agreements
Don’t make the mistake of going to family law mediation without representation. We can review the facts of your case ahead of time and help you resolve as much as possible in mediation. Contact us to schedule an appointment.