Divorce mediation could prove helpful for some Texas couples

Texas residents going through a divorce may have heard of divorce mediation. This can be a useful tool for couples that are unable to come to an agreement on their own, but aren’t ready for the courtroom yet. A recent article pointed out the positive uses for divorce mediation.

When emotions are high and tempers can flair, it can be beneficial to have a neutral third party involved to help the couple come to a mutual agreement that is satisfactory for all parties involved. While there has been some discussion that mediation is turning into a place for the attorney’s to battle, when used as designed, it was pointed out that this is actually a time for the divorcing parties to try to discuss issues that they have been unable to resolve. With a neutral party involved, hopefully all parties can control their emotions.

Good communication could prove to be imperative during a divorce. When children are involved, custody disagreements could be discussed during mediation as well. The more issues that can be agreed upon during this time of conversation, the less time the couple will hopefully have to spend in an actual courtroom. In some states, mediation is required before a divorce case will be heard in court.

Any Texas resident facing a divorce may want to look into the possibility of divorce mediation. It could potentially be a beneficial and worthwhile option for both parties. By resolving any issues between the couple in a calm and reasonable fashion, hopefully a positive outcome will result when the case proceeds in court.

Source:  Huffington Post, “Should Divorcing Couples Who Mediate Be Talking Through Counsel?” Mark Baer, June 24, 2013