Do I Need An Attorney For Mediation

Do I Need An Attorney For Mediation

Understanding Mediation

Mediation is a personal and flexible method for two parties to reach a resolution in a dispute. The mediator will work to help guide both parties towards their own resolution in the process. This process will be handled in joint sessions with both parties present in order to allow for total transparency. The mediator will be there to help both parties clearly form their own positions as well as understand the needs of each other, in order to reach a compromising resolution that satisfies both parties.


Licensed mediators typically come with an area of expertise that they are most familiar with. This means, when it comes to a divorce, while you do not have to work with a family law divorce attorney for your mediation, they will be the most qualified. This is because these attorneys have become experts at understanding divorce proceedings and can help the parties reach a fair resolution for property and rights division. You wouldn’t want to work with an accountant as your mediator when it comes to dividing custody of your child right? Of course not! Working with an experienced divorce attorney in a non-traditional divorce gives you the knowledge of an attorney without the back and forth litigation and public court appearances.


Houston Mediation Experts

Dawn Renken is a practicing family law attorney who specializes in divorce cases throughout the Greater Houston area. In 2014, Attorney Renken received her mediation license through ADR Services International Inc. Since this time, she has worked with a wide range of couples looking to divorce without public court appearances and back and forth litigation, by representing both parties as a neutral mediator. Mediation is often looked at as a more private, affordable, and flexible option to reach a divorce agreement. It requires both parties to be willing to work together and find a compromise that suits their particular divorce needs. Mediation is not finalized until both parties formally accept the agreement the mediator helps them come to. In the case that one or both parties do not agree to the terms of the agreement, the mediation will end and they will need to pursue litigation.


At Renken Law Firm we understand that divorces rarely come without stress, this is why we work hard to help our clients find amicable resolutions that work for their needs. If you are looking for a low cost and private divorce option for you and your spouse, contact Renken Law Firm today.


Divorce Mediation in Houston

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. 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.



Renken Law Firm, PLLC
11500 Northwest Fwy #618
Houston, TX 77092
(713) 956-6767