In traditional divorces, both spouses will seek representation from lawyers who work for them. This means, through all of the back and forth litigation, which can last months, both attorneys will be receiving compensation for their time. This can become costly and for some couples is not an option that works for their specific needs. Not only can traditional divorces become pricey and take several court dates over a period of time to reach an agreement, they also are completely public. Meaning, once you appear in court, anything that happens between you and your spouse is public knowledge. For some couples this may not seem like a big deal, however for those who wish to keep their divorce private it will be.
Divorce mediation offers spouses many advantages that a courtroom divorce cannot. Instead of having to communicate through your attorneys, you can communicate your needs and wishes directly with one another, under the supervision and council of a licensed and trained mediator. The mediator’s job is to ensure both parties are being heard and that they are able to reach a divorce agreement that is not one-sided. The mediator acts as a neutral third party between the spouses, to help maintain a productive and fair tone between them both. Mediation only works for couples who are willing to work together to find solutions for the division of their rights and property. Combative couples, or couples with aggressive spouses may not be able to use divorce mediation as a way to resolve their issues and reach an agreement for their divorce.
Family law attorney, Dawn Renken is a licensed mediator through ADR Services International Inc. She works with couples to help them come to an agreement in their divorce case. While the cost of divorce mediation may vary between couples, it is more affordable than traditional courtroom divorces. This is because there is no need to hire separate attorneys, and in most cases divorces that are mediated can be handled quickly. 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