Your Houston Mediation Lawyer
If you are going through a Texas divorce, you very likely will go to mediation. Most counties in Texas now require spouses attend mediation prior to scheduling a court hearing. Mediation can save divorcing parties thousands of dollars and months or even years of litigation. Whether the divorce is contested or uncontested, qualified family lawyers can help you navigate the process and prepare you for a successful mediation.
What is Divorce Mediation?
Mediation Is a Compromise
The Divorce Mediation Process
The mediation process typically involves you, your divorcing spouse, and your respective divorce attorneys meeting with a mediator either at his or her office or in a predetermined mediation space. You and your spouse will likely begin in different rooms, and the mediator will go back and forth between you. Typically, the mediator will begin with the petitioner, the person who originally filed for divorce. Through this process of speaking with both of you individually, your mediator will become familiar with your case and will help both of you find ways to compromise. Often, mediators are able to help divorcing couples explore options that they may not have even considered. The best approach to mediation is to go in with an open mind and a keen interest in moving your divorce forward with purpose. While you are unlikely to walk away with everything you ever wanted, you should walk away with a divorce settlement that serves you and your children’s best interests.
Mediation Is Confidential
Your Mediated Settlement Agreement
Only under very limited circumstances is a divorcing spouse allowed to have a mediated settlement agreement set aside, and these circumstances generally include extremely serious matters like active fraud or the omission of substantial assets during the mediation process. Regret is not reason enough. In other words, you won’t have an opportunity to reconsider once the mediated settlement agreement is signed. Your dedicated Houston divorce attorney will work closely with you throughout the mediation process to help ensure that you can live with the compromises you are committing to and that these compromises help protect your rights.
When Mediation Is Unsuccessful
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If you are in need of Mediation in Houston, Texas, call The Rudisel Law Firm, P.C. We have the knowledge, trial experience and professional staff necessary to protect you, your family and your property.