Is Divorce Mediation Cheaper?

Is Divorce Mediation Cheaper?

For many couples, divorce mediation offers solutions for the aspects of filing a divorce that can be most problematic. For one, mediation is a direct process that allows couples to work together to reach agreements over all aspects of their divorce. No issue is settled until both parties agree to the terms together. In divorces that go to court, the judge will have the final say in all aspects of your divorce. This means both parties have the potential to walk away unsatisfied with the terms of their final divorce agreement. Unfortunately, mediation does not work for everyone as both parties have to be willing to work together to reach an amicable agreement in order to successfully mediate their divorce. 


From a financial aspect, divorce mediation may also be preferred for many couples. This is because divorces that go to court may require several court dates and meetings with a divorce attorney, for both parties. This can quickly become an expensive process that for many couples is just not worth it. Divorce mediation allows couples to work together with the help of a neutral third-party in order to come to fair and mutually beneficial terms for their divorce. This can many times be entirely accomplished in one singular meeting with a mediator which is a much more affordable option for both parties.


When is mediation not a good idea?

In some divorce cases, mediation is not a viable or well-suited solution for the divorcing couple. If you are divorcing due to infidelity, spousal abuse, child abuse, or another specific reason that is due to the actions of one individual, divorce mediation may not work for your needs. Additionally, if you are unable to amicably discuss issues in your relationship in order to find mutually beneficial solutions, mediation will not be a good fit for your divorce case. 


Regardless of why you are divorcing or which divorce process you choose, Renken Law Firm can help you. Our team helps couples sort through matters including but not limited to property division, finances, child custody, debt distribution, and more. In the state of Texas, couples must wait 61 days after they file the initial petition for divorce in order to finalize their divorce. Get started on your divorce today.


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Renken Law Firm is here to help couples who wish to dissolve their marriage, whether that be through divorce or legal separation. We are here to help those who are ending marriages that have been contested, uncontested, or collaborative. We are fully prepared to help you navigate the specifics of your case. We proudly serve the Greater Houston area, including but not limited to Brazos County, Cypress, Fort Bend County, Galveston, Houston Heights, Houston, Humble, Katy, Kingwood, Memorial Houston, Montgomery County, Montrose, Richmond, Rosenberg, Spring, The Woodlands. All marriages are different, making each divorce equally unique with its own set of needs that must be addressed. Contact our law office to explore your options moving forward, and find out how we can help you.



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Houston, TX 77092
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