Atascocita Divorce Mediation Services
Achieve Equitable Solutions through Mediation
In Texas, there are two paths to divorce: contested and uncontested. Opting for an uncontested divorce can save you significant time and resources. Moreover, it’s often less stressful for children, as it reduces courtroom visits and potential family tension.
To facilitate an uncontested divorce, you may require professional assistance. That’s where the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC steps in. Our experienced attorney can guide you through the myriad decisions that come with divorce. You and your spouse can jointly explore various options and come to a mutually agreeable divorce settlement.
Understanding Divorce Mediation
Mediation is a legal method that allows parties to find resolution outside the traditional court setting.
Typically, mediation involves the divorcing couple, their respective attorneys, and a neutral third party known as the mediator. The mediator’s role isn’t to pass judgement but to aid the parties in reaching a mutual agreement.
How a Divorce Mediator Can Assist You
A divorce mediator can sit with you and your spouse, directing the discussion and aiding in making joint decisions for your divorce. Mediation is most effective when spouses can communicate and are open to determining the divorce terms independently. If one party is strongly opposed to the divorce, mediation may not be the best approach.
A mediator can guide you in making decisions on:
- Child custody
- Spousal support and alimony
- Child support
- Property division
- What is mediation?
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Why Choose Divorce Mediation?
If applicable to your situation, mediation can be an excellent choice for navigating a divorce. It allows you to discuss your preferences thoroughly, with a divorce professional providing advice on whether your decisions are sound.
Mediation offers several benefits:
- Quicker divorce process
- Reduced court visits
- Cost-effective divorce procedure
- Less strain on children due to absence of court disputes
- Ability for you and your spouse to make decisions best suited to your family without court interference
- Informal and comfortable setting
- Higher success rate (90%-95% of mediation cases settle through mediation)
- Greater control over the process
- Capability for creative solutions
- Confidentiality and privacy
However, it’s crucial to understand that mediation isn’t suitable for every individual or case. Cases involving abuse or where an amicable resolution seems unlikely may not benefit from mediation. In such instances, it could be possible to request a direct move to court, bypassing mediation.