What is Divorce Mediation?

Divorce can be a hotly contested legal process, which may involve court litigation to finalize the divorce agreement. However, if you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse can settle your differences in an amicable and respectful manner, you may benefit from mediation. 

Mediation is a process in which divorcing couples work out any disagreements they may have about any divorce-related issues, such as child custody, child support, alimony, and property division. The mediator is a third-party trained in family and divorce mediation (e.g., lawyer, marriage counselor, psychologist, social worker, etc.) who is required to help both parties reach a voluntary agreement. 

Whether you need a single session or multiple sessions, a mediator will help you determine what issues must to addressed and each spouse’s – and their children’s – specific needs. When everyone agrees on a solution, the mediator will create an agreement that is signed by both parties and filed with the court. 

The following are some of the benefits of divorce mediation in Texas: 

  • Less expensive and time-consuming compared to court litigation 

  • Everything discussed and presented during mediation remains confidential 

  • A high success rate in resolving divorce matters 

  • Both parties have control to reach a final agreement, rather than a judge 

  • Mediation can help both parties become more communicative and work together, which can be helpful when they will maintain an ongoing relationship because of their children 

However, if both parties cannot resolve their differences through mediation, then the divorce will most likely end up in court so that a judge will make the final decisions on any remaining issues. Additionally, if the marriage involved domestic violence or substance abuse issues, then mediation is not applicable. 

Whether your divorce involves mediation or not, it is wise to hire an experienced divorce attorney to protect your rights and best interests throughout the legal process. At Rodriguez & Gimbert, we provide Brazos County residents with compassionate and personalized legal services. 

Contact us today at (979) 559-3599 if you are interested in filing for divorce in Brazos County, TX.