What is the Value of Mediation in Texas Divorce Cases?

What is the Value of Mediation in Texas Divorce Cases?

Mediation has many benefits in divorce cases, including:

  • it’s less expensive than using a lawyer to take the same case through the courts
  • mediation has a high success rate in resolving divorce issues, especially when both spouse are open to compromise and committed to reaching an agreement
  • mediation is confidential—there’s no public record of what goes on in your sessions(as opposed to a public courtroom where a record of all proceedings is made)
  • you and your spouse (not a judge) are in control of the decision-making process, and you have more flexibility in arriving at your own solutions
  • mediation can help improve communication and make future interactions with your spouse easier (especially important if you will have an ongoing relationship because you have children together), and
  • you can still ask a lawyer for advice if you wish (eg., you can hire a consulting attorney to answer legal questions you may have during the mediation process and review the proposed divorce settlement agreement to make sure your rights are fully protected).
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