The question is How to Choose a
Separation and/or decision to
divorce can bring up feelings of anger and resentment, but that emotional conflict tends to make divorce much more costly. If you and your spouse want to avoid hearings, discovery, finger-pointing and elongating an already difficult decision, divorce mediation may be your best course of action.
Divorce mediation is a structured process where a trained, neutral third-party (the mediator) assists the spouses to resolve common
Because you or your spouse both want to direct input on your
How do you choose a
Divorce Mediator (Especially with children involved)?
There is no doubt that
Your mediator must be trained in conflict resolution and also have in-depth knowledge of your state’s
Additionally, your mediator should be willing to work with you or your partner to facilitate significant conversation about the immediate issues at hand to keep conversations productive and on track. At the same time, your mediator needs to be empathetic and allow you and your spouse the space to be understood.
Your mediator can NOT make decisions for you, provoke either partner to take a particular position or insist that anyone sign a contract.
divorce mediator is not a representative of either spouse and cannot advise either party directly. In other words, each party should attain advice and counsel from an attorney: a mediator/mediation is not a replacement for legal counsel.
How Does a
Divorce Mediation Work?
The mediation process starts once you or your spouse consent to use this system of alternative dispute resolution and then select your mediator.
Note: Typically, in the state of Texas, a
Throughout the initial meeting, each spouse will discuss their desired outcome for the
Once you agree on each of the outstanding issues, your
No matter what the circumstances are, a