Mediation Attorneys in Dallas
An Alternative to Divorce Court Battles
Mediation is not required by law, but many judges require mediation in divorce and family law cases prior to granting a trial. At Capetillo Law PLLC, our Dallas mediation lawyers have completed mediation training classes and assisted many clients in finding collaborative alternatives to settle disputes out of court.
Contact us now to learn more about how our Dallas mediators can help you navigate divorce and family law issues in a peaceful manner.
Benefits of Mediation
Even if not court ordered, there are several advantages to reaching an agreement through mediation. Mediation can help save time, reduce the cost of a divorce, and preserve civil interactions, which is especially important when children are involved. Most of the time, our Dallas mediation attorney is able to help clients get there without a contentious trial.
The Mediation Process
When a judge requires mediation, the couple must try to come to an agreement. If mediation has not been attempted by the time the trial date arrives, the case may be dismissed. In some cases, people attempt to avoid mediation to prevent the divorce. It is possible to file a motion to compel mediation before the trial date. We can guide you through the process to ensure that all requirements are met.
During the actual mediation,
- Each party is in a separate room with his or her attorney
- The mediator goes between the rooms negotiating with each party
- This process continues until an agreement is reached
- A written agreement is created and signed
When negotiations in mediation result in an agreement, you won’t need to go to trial. However, a trial may become necessary if a settlement cannot be reached. We make every effort to help our clients reach an agreement using a collaborative approach. If the other party is uncooperative or unreasonable and there is no agreement, we are prepared to fight for you in court.
Please call (214) 506-0091 to learn more about the mediation process.