Mediation Attorneys

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How Does Mediation Work?

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) commonly used in family law conflicts where a neutral third party, known as the mediator, helps parties in divorce and family law conflict reach a mutually acceptable resolution. Mediation is unlike arbitration, where a third party makes a decision for the disputing or divorcing parties, and the parties make the agreements and decisions.

A family law and divorce mediator facilitates communication and negotiation between the parties to assist them in finding their own solution. The mediator is a neutral part of the process, and the information the mediator receives during the course of the mediation remains confidential.

Amie Peace

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How Mediation Works In Denton County:

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    Introduction: The mediator introduces herself or himself to each party and their attorney, if they have a family law or divorce attorney, and explains how the day will progress including the mediation process to the parties.

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    Beginning Sessions: The mediator will begin the mediation and meet separately with each party to discuss their concerns, interests, and potential solutions confidentially. This allows the mediator to understand each party’s perspective more fully and help them explore possible solutions, and areas of possible negotiation.  Each party and their attorney will have the opportunity to speak openly with the mediator expressing their perspective on the issues for the mediation including child support, child possession schedules, property division, and any other issues surrounding their divorce or family law conflict.

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    Negotiation And Problem Solving: The parties work with the mediator to generate options for resolving the dispute and negotiate terms that are acceptable and agreeable to both sides.

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    Agreement: If the parties reach a mutually satisfactory agreement, the terms of the agreement are put into writing and signed by both parties. In Texas, most divorce and family mediation agreements are entitled Mediated Settlement Agreement.  Often the Mediated Settlement Agreement is filed with the divorce court, but it is not always filed in the divorce pleadings.

Mediation is often used in various contexts, including family law conflicts, divorce, post-divorce issues, and modifications. Mediation in divorces and family law conflicts is valued for its flexibility, confidentiality, cost-effectiveness, and ability to preserve relationships between parties. Additionally, mediated agreements are often more enduring because they are crafted by the parties themselves.

Amie Peace and Jill O’Connell are both family law and divorce mediators. Contact our office to speak with an experienced attorney.

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Founder of Peace & Associates, PLLC

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