Divorce Mediation Attorney
In divorce mediation, a neutral third-party mediator works with the two sides to resolve outstanding issues. It affords more privacy than going to court, and gives both sides a greater feeling of being in control of the process. For these reasons, and because it is nonbinding, it is usually less tense than regular divorce proceedings.
In Texas, divorce mediation has evolved into a settlement deal where the two sides work toward an agreement as a last resort before going to trial. It is not a kind of uncontested divorce, but it might be described as lightly contested. If one or both parties are extremely angry, or determined to hurt the other, mediation may not work.
To Mediate a Divorce, or Not to Mediate?
Mediated divorce works best when there is sufficient goodwill between the two parties that one or two serious issues have a good chance of resolution. It is an approach favored by couples with significant marital property, who prefer to keep information about their assets out of the courts, and out of the public eye.
When financial questions are extremely intricate, however, mediation may not be appropriate. Standard negotiations drawing on the expertise of tax and financial advisors may serve the two parties better.
It is also not an advisable approach for individuals who have experienced abuse, or whose children suffered abuse, at the other spouse’s hands.
A Caring Attorney For A Kinder, Gentler Divorce By Mediation
If you’re looking to resolve your case as happily as possible, contact my law firm—Law Office of V. Wayne Ward—in Tarrant County, Texas, today. I enjoy doing mediation, helping to settle differences amicably without going to court.
To discuss your situation and options, call me at 817-789-4436. I am V. Wayne Ward, one of the few Board Certified Divorce Lawyers named to the Texas Super Lawyers List, and awarded the highest rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. Alternatively, write to me using this easy email form.
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