Mediation enables couples to reach a settlement using a third-party mediator. Unlike a judge, the mediator cannot issue a ruling or pass a final ruling; he or she simply facilitates a dialogue between the two spouses, and helps maintain a constructive atmosphere for reaching an agreement.
In Texas, couples are typically ordered to go through mediation before taking their case before the court. In mediation, spouses do not confront each other directly, as in court. Instead, a mediator meets with each spouse and their attorney, and relays communications between parties until an acceptable settlement is reached.
You decide your outcome, not the court
As a rule, judges instruct most couples to attempt to mediate their case. Mediation is advantageous for couples who wish to avoid the costs, delays, and the publicity of litigation. A mediator allows them to make their own decisions, rather than having the final judgement rest with the court. Many couples are relieved to discover that they can reach their desired goals without the turmoil and stress that often accompany litigation. If you’d like to learn more or discuss your options for mediation, contact us today to arrange a no-obligation consultation.