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:
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!