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.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is the role of a mediator in divorce cases?

The primary role of a mediator is to help parties avoid litigation by reaching a settlement agreement in their case. They facilitate communication, bridge the gap between opposing positions, and educate the parties on the reasonableness of their positions. They also point out the realities and risks of litigation and explain that a mediated agreement may not fully satisfy either party, but it allows both parties to have some control over the outcome.

Why should I consider mediation for my divorce case?

Mediation allows both parties to maintain control over the outcome of their case. Unlike going to court where the judge makes the final decision, mediation allows the parties to actively participate in the decision-making process. It is also a more amicable and cost-effective alternative to litigation. Mediation can help preserve relationships and minimize the emotional impact on children.

How long does the mediation process typically take?

The duration of the mediation process can vary depending on the complexity of the issues involved and the willingness of the parties to cooperate. Some cases may be resolved in a single session, while others may require multiple sessions over several weeks or months. The mediator will work with the parties to establish a timeline that suits their needs.

  • Avvo Client's Choice 2015 - Family
  • 10 Best 2 Years 2015-2016 - American Institute of Family Law Att
  • 10 Best 2015 - Under 40 American Institute of Family Law Attorne
  • 10 Best 2017 - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • The National Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers

    Contact Us Today

    All Consultations Are Confidential

    • Please enter your first name.
    • Please enter your last name.
    • Please enter your phone number.
      This isn't a valid phone number.
    • Please enter your email address.
      This isn't a valid email address.
    • Please make a selection.
    • Please enter a message.
    • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy