Over Three Decades of Combined Experience Working for You
Denton Divorce Mediation Lawyers
Helping You Find Amicable Solutions
In Texas, the vast majority of divorce cases resolve through mediation; it is uncommon for cases to head to final trials.
What Exactly Is Mediation?
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution facilitated by a neutral, impartial, third party, known as (you guessed it) a mediator. In describing the concept of mediation to our clients and potential clients, we always start by offering this pearl of wisdom:
The mediation process allows both parties to maintain some control over how their case resolves. Alternatively, once a case reaches court, the parties hand control straight to the judge. How the case resolves is now out of your hands.
After all, no one knows the ins and outs of your case more than you and your spouse; and the outcome will affect no one more than you and your family.
The family law legal team at Goline & Roland Law Firm has significant experience representing clients in the mediation of their cases. Our Denton divorce mediation lawyers have helped hundreds of clients avoid litigation by successfully obtaining many favorable outcomes through mediation.
The Unique Role of the Mediator
The primary role of a mediator is to help parties avoid litigation by reaching a settlement agreement in their case. Effective mediators are skilled in:
- Opening the lines of communications between opposing parties and attorneys
- Bridging the gap between opposing positions
- Listening to both parties express why they feel their position is “correct”
- Educating the parties as to the reasonableness of their position(s), and offering valid opinions regarding the likelihood of success of those positions if decided by a judge
- Pointing out to the parties the realities and risks of litigation
- Explaining in an effective and sensitive way that neither party will be 100% thrilled with a mediated agreement; but that each party will walk away satisfied and relieved
Sometimes, a party simply needs to hear an opinion from an “outsider” before settling on a particular issue.
Don't wait to get started on your case. Contact our firm today.