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When most people think of divorce, they think of a messy and arduous process that takes a long time and stresses you out all along the way. And this fact alone sometimes keeps people in unhealthy relationships that only make their life miserable.

These people often don’t realize that divorce doesn’t have to be a lengthy and miserable experience. What if we told you that pursuing a dissolution or marriage is possible to save time, money, and stress while possibly getting you a better and more desirable outcome? It’s perfectly possible, thanks to mediated divorce.

Is a Mediation Agreement Legally Binding in Texas?

In Texas, mediated settlement agreements are typically binding, and the parties may not back out of the settlement. The settlement becomes legally binding once the spouses sign it and the mediator sends it to the judge.

To learn more about mediated divorce or to discuss whether it’s the right option for you, dial (512) 668-7133 to speak with the skilled team of Austin attorneys from Andrae Law, PLLC!

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a process that allows a couple who wishes to pursue a divorce to take important matters into their own hands outside the courtroom. Through the mediation process, both spouses and their attorneys work with each other to negotiate the terms of their divorce, including major issues like property division, alimony and child support payments, and even child custody and parenting terms. Mediation is often done with the help of a mediator, a neutral third party who facilitates meetings and negotiations and keeps the discussions progressing until a solution can be found.

Can You Use a Mediator for Divorce in Texas?

Yes, you can use a mediator for divorce in Texas. If both parties agree in writing or at a court hearing, the Austin court may refer a divorce case to mediation. You can go to mediation before or after you file your divorce petition.

Here are just a few of the benefits of mediated divorce:

  • Faster conclusions: Mediated divorces can be completed in a much shorter time than one that’s battled out through courtroom hearings and sessions.
  • Better solutions: By removing the uncertainty of a judge’s rulings from the process, you and your spouse will both likely come to terms that better fit your life now and in the future.
  • Lower costs: Mediation eliminates the need for costly court sessions as well as cuts down on the amount of time to complete your case, both of which can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars on the cost of your divorce.
  • Less stress: Working together with your spouse rather than against each other often leads to less stress throughout the process and less harbored resentment when the process is complete, which means for a much happier post-marriage life and relationship.

Is Mediation Right for Me?

Mediation isn’t for everyone. For one, if you and your spouse are on bad terms and can’t work together with each other, then mediation will likely get you nowhere. Mediation requires willingness to work together, which means you’ll need to be comfortable with negotiating and being willing to make concessions in some matters. While it’s natural to run into snags or points of contention, you must be willing to put forth a genuine effort to work together with your spouse in order to overcome them. However, if you can work with each other successfully, mediation can help you find a faster and more successful agreement to obtain your divorce.

Trust Your Mediation Divorce in Austin to Our Team!

Mediated divorce may be able to help you seek the conclusion to your marriage that’s the most desirable, but you need to make sure you have legal representation on your side. At Andrae Law, we have experience with these types of matters and can help you stand up and preserve your rights while also pursuing your goals and interests. We have more than 35 years of combined family law experience, and our partners have been named Board Certified Family Law Specialists by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, one of the highest distinctions an attorney can have in the Lone Star State.

Other divorce methods include: Litigation & Collaborative Law

Learn more about mediated divorces and find out if they’re the right option for you! Contact Andrae Law, PLLC online now to get started!

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