MEDIATION IN A TEXAS DIVORCE CASE IS “A MUST”
Mediation is a more effective method of dispute resolution than divorce litigation. Resolving disputes in mediation takes some of the pressure off our court dockets. Getting the most value out of the mediation process should be your primary goal.
REASONS WHY MEDIATION IS A MUST FOR DIVORCE CASES:
Cost-effective: eliminating costly additional preparation and trial.
Expeditious: resolving issues in a day compared to the weeks or months it takes to get before the Court.
Children: settling the dispute out of court can be very beneficial for children and reduces the emotional strain on the parties.
Control: parties maintain more control over how decisions are made and the terms of agreement.
Agreement not imposed: avoiding the adversarial process in which court dates and judicial decisions are imposed.
Confidential: in a private divorce mediation, discussions and tentative agreements are confidential.
The roadblocks to a successful mediation are often hidden issues that may have no direct bearing on the case. Typically, these are “ancient issues” in the relationship. Mediation is balancing the problem-solving focus with the need to overcome or transform hidden obstacles with careful communication.
In most cases, participants in mediation can reach a point where they will agree on one thing: that it’s better not to let their anger get in the way of their own best interest, and especially the best interest of their children.