Galveston County Divorce Mediation Lawyer
Going to trial can be stressful, time-consuming, and expensive for many couples who are going through a divorce. Fortunately, some of the less appealing aspects of trial can be avoided through divorce mediation.
The Galveston County mediation lawyers with whom the Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. lawyers consult are qualified, experienced, and have each successfully mediated over 250 family law cases. If you live in Galveston County and are considering a divorce, please contact the law firm of Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. and one of our experienced Galveston County divorce mediation lawyers will explain some of the legal alternatives to in-court divorce proceedings.
Mediators are usually actively practicing lawyers who are trained in mediation. Usually, the parties choose a mutually agreed-upon mediator, but if they are unable to come to an agreement, the court will appoint one.
Once all parties have disclosed relevant information concerning assets and debts and have identified issues of primary concern, they can schedule an appointment with a mediator. The parties then meet at the mediator’s office, where one party and his or her lawyer will consult in one room while the other party remains in another private room. The mediator goes back and forth between the parties and attempts to discover the main issues over which the couple disagrees, while also presenting possible compromises.
According to the Rules of Mediation, all communications that take place during mediations are confidential. This means that no one can repeat anything that was said in later court proceedings, including any settlement offers or demands that may have been made. In fact, the mediator is not even permitted to tell one party or his or her lawyer what was said in the other party’s room without obtaining express permission. This confidentiality allows the parties to take part in an honest discussion without fear that their statements will be disclosed at a later date.
If a case cannot be settled through mediation, the parties will have to go to court and let a judge make the final decision. Sometimes, certain issues are resolved, but a couple comes to an impasse on a particular problem. In these situations, the parties will only need to go to court to resolve the remaining undecided issues.
Contact an Experienced Galveston County Mediation Lawyer Today
At Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. we are firm believers in properly supervised mediation and have a settlement rate of over 90 percent. We recognize that mediation can give couples greater control over custody arrangements, visitation, spousal maintenance awards, and property division, while also minimizing the stress and cost that often go hand in hand with divorce proceedings. If you or a loved one lives in Galveston County and have questions or concerns about divorce mediation, please contact the law firm of Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. by calling 281-486-6116 or by completing one of our standard contact forms. We will call you as soon as possible and set up a one-on-one consultation with a dedicated mediation lawyer.