Houston Mediation Attorneys
Though any process of divorce is likely to be emotionally draining for you and your partner, mediated divorce is widely considered to be among the most amicable of those processes. In a mediated divorce, Houston couples rely upon an objective third-party mediator to settle any of their outstanding issues and disagreements so that a divorce agreement may be achieved.
Our team of Houston mediation attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler knows how important it is for you and your partner to come to a fair and timely agreement so you can move forward with your life. With that in mind, our Houston legal team will work with you to develop a legal strategy that is intended to help you do just that.
Advantages of Divorce Mediation in Houston
As a well-regarded alternative to the litigated divorce process, Houston couples stand to benefit from the following advantages of mediated divorce:
- The process is considered to be far more amicable than other forms of divorce
- Mediated divorces are completed within significantly shorter periods of time
- The process will likely cost only a fraction of the price
Our Houston legal team will do everything they can to help you and your partner work towards an agreeable arrangement through mediation.
Consult with a Houston Mediation Attorney
At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, our Houston mediation attorneys are committed to helping people in Houston protect their interests as they work through the mediation process of divorce. To discuss the particulars of your situation with one of our Houston divorce attorneys, please call our Houston offices at (713) 802-1777 today.
What is the role of the mediator during proceedings?
Mediators are neutral legal counselors who impartially mediate between two parties as they pursue a divorce. Mediators control the proceedings, provide legal advice, propose solutions, and ensure that both parties’ concerns and needs are clearly expressed and understood. Mediators will go through the necessary processes of a divorce with their clients and discuss things such as asset and debt division, child custody, child support, and alimony. The will go through these process in a way that encourages collaboration and communication among the divorcing couple and allows couples to work towards mutually beneficial solutions to problems. For more information about the role of mediators in divorce proceedings and how a mediator can help you, contact Holmes, Diggs & Sadler at (713) 802-1777 today.
What situations are best for mediation?
Mediation is an alternative to other traditional divorce proceeding methods and is appropriate for a divorce in which both parties want a quick, cost-effective, and amicable separation with mutual respect given to each person’s needs, concerns, and wants. In mediation proceedings, the mediator will bring up the necessary issues of divorce and hear both sides before proposing solutions that are mutually beneficial to both parties. In this way, the decisions of divorce are thoroughly discussed and compromised upon in a calm and deliberative manner. This sets the tone for cooperative future meetings after the divorce which may be necessary, especially in the case of children. For more information about the benefits of mediation, please contact Holmes, Diggs & Sadler at (713) 802-1777 today.
What are some alternatives to mediation?
There are several alternatives to mediation that may be better suited to different divorce situations. Arbitration is similar to mediation in that it employs a single attorney to negotiate between the needs of both parties. However, it is distinct because the arbitrator makes the final decision when it comes to issues being discussed, much like a judge would in court. This option is good for those who have reached an impasse in regards to certain issues but would like to stay out of court. Additionally, those who cannot seem to make compromises may opt to go to court in a contested divorce, which is best for those who have a number of divorce issues that cannot be agreed upon. Other couples may opt for collaborative divorces, in which both parties have attorneys but work to make compromises and find solutions, or some may choose an uncontested divorce who have already worked out the details of their divorce and are ready to officially separate. For more information about the different types of divorce and the services we offer, please contact Holmes, Diggs & Sadler at (713) 802-1777 today.