Mediation is an informal process that allows you to choose the terms of the outcome and can be a great way for those divorcing to reach an agreement.
One of the best parts of mediation in Texas is that it is confidential. What is said in Mediation stays there, and cannot be used later. In addition, no information without your permission is given to the other side.
Mediation is also cost-effective and informal, with the average mediation or negotiation costing far less than going to court and is less structured. Mediators are neutral and have no authority to make you settle or decide for you, the choice is yours. The mediator is there to help you reach an agreement in an ethical manner.
Mediation allows you to be heard and to listen to what the issues are and have the opportunity to resolve all or some of them. For example, you and your spouse agree on most of the issues in your divorce but are unsure of what to do with your house. In mediation, you can try and resolve the remaining issues surrounding just the house.
Another great benefit of mediation is that you have nothing to lose by trying. You leave with the same rights that you came in with. Even if you do not agree to anything and don’t reach a settlement, it can give you a better idea of how the other side perceives the issues, giving you a better chance at settlement later.
Your divorce doesn’t have to be a war it can just be done. We here at Advocate For All focus on Family Mediation, contact us to help with your dispute today.