As often as parties have issues they cannot resolve, there are people who are looking for a low-conflict environment to solve their disagreements. Mediation is an excellent setting to voice concerns, communicate goals and priorities, and to ultimately pursue an agreement that allows both parties to maintain an amicable relationship moving forward.
In most central Texas counties you are required to mediate your case before you can go to trial. In family law cases, including divorce, child custody, enforcements, and other small or large areas of dispute, mediation can be highly successful. The mediator serves as an unbiased go-between for both parties and their attorneys. Family law mediation generally involves the parties working from different rooms, with the mediator moving between the two rooms introducing settlement ideas and helping a party (with or without an attorney) consider and determine possible areas of agreement. Our office will never require parties who which to be kept separate to meet together. In some cases, if the parties prefer to meet briefly or for longer periods together, a mediator can help this communication move smoothly.
Mediation can take place at our office or at another location in the Austin area.