WHY A MEDIATED DIVORCE
A lawyer is not allowed to represent both parties in a divorce. They can only represent one side. This tends to either force the parties into an expensive, contested divorce or leaves one party with absolutely no legal representation. A mediator works with both parties equally to help them resolve their differences. A mediator cannot dictate the terms of a divorce or provide legal advice, but will help the parties in communicating and developing divorce terms that they each find acceptable.
Texas-Mediation will act as a neutral party to guide you and your spouse through the complete process. You and your spouse may agree on the major issues, but there are many details that must be answered that you may not have considered. Unfortunately, this is a very emotional time and even the simplest detail can cause a breakdown in the whole process. A mediator will assist you and your partner in staying calm and working through the details. You can then decide which steps you want to do yourself and which you want to have done for you.
BETTER FOR CHILDREN
Children can be especially hurt during a long, bitter divorce. You may no longer love your spouse, but your children have a right and need to love both of you. A divorce is a difficult transition for everyone involved. Litigation often brings out high levels of negative feelings, which are hard to hide from the children. Remember, if there are children involved, you and your former spouse will have to interact many times in the future. In a mediated divorce, relationships can be preserved for the sake of the children. The focus in mediations is on cooperation and agreement, not conflict.
The Texas-Mediation divorce is quicker, less expense, and less destructive than a typical contested divorce.