Divorcing couples have options when it comes to choosing the best method of dissolving their marriage. These days, more than ever, many couples are choosing mediation to work out their divorce issues. Listed below are 4 of the top reasons to consider mediation for your Texas divorce:
- Time: While all divorces in Texas require at least 61 days to become finalized, mediation takes less time than litigated divorces. During mediation you and your spouse are given the opportunity to sit together and resolve the issues on your own without the back and forth communication between attorneys.
- Price: The divorce mediation process is typically much more affordable for couples that are ready to end their marriage. You are able to sit down and quickly come to conclusions about what the best options are for both parties without letting attorney fees skyrocket.
- Privacy: Litigated divorces are public record, this means any evidence entered into the court, and information shared with the court, all becomes available for anyone who looks it up. If privacy matters to you, a mediated divorce is an excellent option. The terms of your divorce will remain private.
- Your Say: Unlike with litigated divorces, the terms of mediated divorces are completely up to the two divorcing parties. This means you have the final say when it comes to coming up with child custody and child support. If you are looking for a parenting plan that fits your specific needs and don’t want a judge weighing in on the outcome of your divorce, mediation grants you this freedom.
Is Divorce Mediation For Me?
Divorce mediation is an affordable and private divorce option, mediation also has a proven history for helping families resolve disputes without the need for a trial. Taking your case to trial typically will increase the amount of time, money, and stress involved in your divorce.
While no divorce method is completely stress free, divorce mediation allows both parties to have their needs represented. The divorcing couple will be given the chance to work together to reach an amicable resolution in their case, instead of allowing a judge to have the final say.
Dawn Renken, became a licensed mediator through ADR Services International Inc. in 2014. Since this time, Attorney Renken has been working as a Cypress divorce mediation expert with couples to help them work together to reach divorce agreements that are mutually beneficial for their long term needs.
The role of the mediator is to simply ensure all important matters are discussed and dealt with, as well as ensure neither party is using bully tactics in order to get the other party to agree to the terms they desire for their divorce. Your divorce agreement is only finalized when both parties agree to the terms of the divorce and sign off on it. If you are unable to work together to reach an amicable divorce agreement, mediation will not be a viable method for divorce. If you and your spouse are actively looking to work through your divorce together, Renken Law Firm can help by offering affordable divorce mediation in Houston, TX.
Affordable Divorce Mediator in Houston, TX
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