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A Unique Divorce Solution that Works
Do you and your spouse know divorce is inevitable but don’t want a long, expensive battle? Have you heard horror stories about divorce or had a bad divorce in the past and don’t want to relive that experience?
Are you concerned the divorce process might cost too much and you will lose control? Are you worried about your children’s well being?
Early Intervention divorce mediation in Texas is a way to divorce without the long, drawn-out battle.
Stay out of court – get on with your life.
Walk through the valuation and division of your estate with a financial neutral expertly handling all the financial and tax issues of your divorce.
With children’s issues, we coordinate with family law attorney mediators to help you understand your rights, your responsibilities and create a plan that works for your family!
Professional Divorce Mediation in Texas is a Simple 6 Step process:
1: An initial meeting where we can learn about your situation, answer any questions you have and get clarity on the desired outcomes of each party. At that meeting, we’ll give you a list of documents to provide to us and client data sheets to complete.
2: You provide us with data regarding your estate. We begin to create a divorce financial plan for your family.
3: Individual sessions are scheduled with each party to discuss your needs, wishes and wants. We present our findings at this meeting for you to review and discuss.
4: With children’s issues, we coordinate with family law mediator attorneys who can provide legal guidance on your legal rights, duties, and responsibilities. We have a list of partner attorneys who respect the wishes of those working cooperatively. We have negotiated fees with our partner attorneys for you.
5: We schedule a 4-8 hour mediation session to work with you until all aspects of your settlement are decided.
6: New Normal Strategy Session. We want to give you the best chance at successfully executing your settlement and financially supporting each individual household. We meet with you after the decisions have been made to discuss financial planning and offer resources and guidance regarding co-parenting.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Have To Hire An Attorney?
We highly recommend you do, and we have found the good ones! We have a list of cooperative focused attorneys we recommend who respect the wishes of those trying to divorce in a non-litigated manner. We have also negotiated fees with these attorneys for you to keep the cost of divorce lower.
We partner with consulting attorneys who can offer general legal information to the parties together. We also partner with attorneys who can work closely with one spouse as a legal advocate to help with difficult estate or children’s issues within the mediation framework. In that case, each party would hire their own counsel.
We are not attorneys. We do not provide legal advice; we do not file any documents with the court nor draft any legal documents. We strongly encourage each party to seek their own counsel, but ultimately, it’s up to you.
How Much Will This Cost?
Our divorce mediation fees are FLAT FEES ranging from $2,500 – $6,500 depending on the complexity of your estate and if minor children are involved. This does not include the price for an attorney, court filing fees, complex forensic work (if requested) or the price of any post-divorce deeds or other legal documents.
The costs of the attorney and court filing fees typically range from $1,500 to $4,500 per attorney.
*In contrast, the average cost of divorce in Texas is $15,300 without minor children and $23,500 with minor children. We help
We have sadly, witnessed many litigants spend $50,000, $70,000 and over $100,000 on their divorce. Our goal is to help save money for you, your family and get you all through this with your estate and your sanity intact!
How Long Does the Process Take?
Our process typically takes 30 – 90 days. Texas mandates you wait 60 days from the day of filing for divorce to the day of finalizing. Typically, the parties file for divorce in Step 4 of our process and everything is negotiated by the end of the 60-day waiting period.
*The average time for a divorce in Texas is 12.5 months. We will get you through this, typically, much quicker.
What if we disagree strongly on several isues?
Without sounding flippant, that is why you are getting divorced. We will highlight what you DO agree on and facilitate negotiation of what you do not agree on. That is what you are hiring us to do!! We do NOT guarantee an outcome, but thus far we have had strong success in helping couples negotiate a settlement.
We encourage parties not to discuss hot topics amongst themselves. That is why you have hired us. We will help you every step of the way.
Why use a Credentialed Mediator?
The Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (TMCA) Credential holders meet specific training, continuing education and experience requirements. Credential holders are bound by a mandatory Code of Ethics and a grievance process. The TMCA Credential demonstrates the mediators commitment to delivering quality mediation services.