Divorce can be a challenging and emotionally draining process for all parties involved. In Texas, couples going through a divorce have the option of choosing early intervention mediation as an alternative to traditional litigation.
What is Early Intervention Mediation?
Mediation is a method of dispute resolution where a neutral third party, known as a mediator, facilitates communication and negotiation between the divorcing spouses. The mediator helps the couple reach mutually agreeable solutions regarding various aspects of their divorce, such as child visitation, property division, and support.
Mediation provides a less contentious environment for couples to discuss their concerns and interests, with the goal of reaching a just and right division of the marital estate and a parenting plan which works for the family as a whole. Unlike litigation, where a judge makes the final decisions, mediation allows the couple to have control over the outcome of their divorce. This collaborative approach can lead to more satisfying and long-lasting agreements. Mediation can be a positive alternative to the litigation process.
This is a collaborative process, meaning both parties must be willing to participate. It can be initiated at any stage of the divorce proceedings, even before filing the official paperwork. By choosing mediation, couples have the opportunity to resolve their differences amicably, reduce conflict, and promote a healthier post-divorce relationship.
Mediation provides couples with more control over the process, particularly in terms of pace and scheduling, and allows them to settle their issues without lengthy and costly court battles. Additionally, mediation is a more cooperative and less confrontational approach, which can lead to a more durable agreement between the parties. Divorce mediation is generally a more cost-effective and efficient option compared to litigation.
In mediation, the spouses control the timing and can proceed faster or take more time to discuss important issues, providing more flexibility. However, it is important to note that mediation may not be suitable for all situations, such as cases involving ongoing domestic abuse or deceitful spouses.
A Unique Divorce Solution That Works
At Divorce Strategies Group our mediation process combines the expertise of an experienced Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, two experienced family law attorneys working collaboratively as an advocate for each party and a family law mediator. The primary goal of mediation is to secure favorable outcomes where the parties settle their differences outside of the court room by their own final choice, privately and confidentially. Whether you’re curious about the process, ready to start, or need help with your financial guidance now that you’re newly single, we encourage you to book a complimentary phone consultation.