Working through a divorce can be a laborious and time-consuming process, especially when you and your spouse have a variety of issues that you are finding difficult to agree on. As a result, many Texas counties require that a divorcing couple go through mediation in an effort to more quickly and easily resolve these issues. Additionally, many couples may choose to take their divorce to mediation from the start in order to bring their divorce to a quick resolution.
In mediation, a third party mediator, who is trained in facilitating effective conversation, will act as the go-between for you and your spouse, and will make sure that your conversations are steered toward reaching a final resolution for your negotiations. Through mediation, each person will be given the chance to bring up the issues they want addressed and a mediator will work to reach a compromise on all disagreements.
Why Choose Mediation?
Especially when dealing with issues such as separation of property, division of debts and assets, alimony payments, and child custody and visitation in a divorce, a couple may benefit immensely from mediation, both in the short- and long-term. This is because mediation allows a couple to:
- Make decisions regarding their issues on their own, rather than having a judge make the decision
- Air their concerns with a mediator who facilitates communication and steers the sessions towards resolving these issues, rather than allowing a couple to get off track
- Typically resolve their divorce in a much shorter period of time
- Typically maintain a better relationship, allowing for better resolution of problems in the future
While mediation will vary from couple to couple, depending on the financial and custodial issues they are dealing with, all mediators’ goals are to guide a couple through the process and reach a compromise on all issues that is agreeable to both parties.
Even when going through mediation, it is best to have a legal professional on your side, making sure that your interests are represented and that all legalities are addressed. Our attorneys at the BB Law Group PLLC can represent you in mediation and help you reach the resolutions you want in your divorce. Contact us today at (832) 534-2589 to discuss your situation.