Mediation Is Not Only Mandatory, It's A Smart Way To Resolve Disputes

Mediation is a mandatory step in many Texas divorce processes. In mediation, both parties meet in a neutral setting with a trained mediator to discuss their differences and attempt to resolve the case. Generally, it lasts half a day, but it can be a full day or even multiple days if necessary.

Mediation is designed to be a non-adversarial process to help divorcing couples reach agreement on issues such as child custody and support, spousal support and division of property. A neutral third party who has training in dispute resolution will assist you and your spouse in the attempt to resolve the issues that are causing conflict.

I am Michael D. Tracton, founding attorney of the Law Office of Michael D. Tracton, P.C., in Sugar Land, Texas. I accompany my clients to the mediation session and review all proposed agreements. Members of our staff are highly trained in mediation skills and well-qualified to assist with mediation strategies.

Know What You Are Agreeing To In Mediation

It's important to understand that a settlement reached in mediation is irrevocable. For that reason, it is critical that you fully understand every proposal before you agree to it.

In assessing the proposals that are made during a mediation session, my 35-plus years of experience handling Texas divorce cases allow me to weigh the proposed agreement against a likely decision by a family court judge.

Mediation can also be an effective tool for resolving differences among divorced couples who are seeking a modification to an existing divorce decree.

I can answer your questions regarding mediation or any divorce matter during a free consultation. Call 281-201-1481 or email me to schedule an appointment.