Mediation Is A Valuable Option
At the end of the day, you simply want an outcome to your divorce or family law issue that you can be happy with. You don’t want to fight. You just want meaningful results.
At Weinman & Associates, P.C. in Austin, we have been helping people achieve meaningful results through mediation for more than 20 years. We believe so strongly in the mediation process that we have created a one-of-a-kind service: The Divorce Resort. The Divorce Resort allows you to go through the mediation process at a four-star resort for a flat fee.
Mediation Lets You Control The Outcome Of Your Family Law Case
Some people worry that they have to give over control during the mediation process. That is not the case. Rest assured that mediation is not about giving up control. Just the opposite.
If you take your case to trial, you are allowing the decision to be made by a family law judge. This person is a stranger. You do not know the judge, and all the judge knows about you is what he or she is presented during the short time your case is in court. That is giving up control. Mediation, on the other hand, allows you to work with your spouse through a neutral, third-party mediator who is specifically trained in this process. Ultimately, you will have the power to reach agreements and create an outcome as unique as your family.
Understand The Cost: Trial Versus Mediation
In divorce and family law cases, it is easy to get caught up in monetary issues. How much will this cost? In many cases, mediation ends up being less expensive than trial. Mediation tends to be less time-consuming as well, often occurring in half- or full-day sessions.
But there’s one cost that should not be overlooked: the cost of trial on your child’s well-being. Study after study has shown that a contentious divorce that is battled out in the courtroom can be very stressful on children. Mediation is about working together, rather than fighting, so it tends to be a more positive experience for the child. In fact, it can help strengthen the relationship between the parents, which is important because they will be sharing the duties of raising the child for many years to come. The ability to work together will be critical.
Is Mediation Right For You?
Mediation is a required step in the Texas divorce process, but you may want to pursue it proactively. You may also benefit from this process in a child custody dispute or in another type of family law conflict. For more information, call an attorney at 512-472-4040.