NOW MEDIATING IN TARRANT COUNTY
We are both qualified family mediators and have been appointed by the family courts to mediate for twenty years. After mediating hundreds of family and CPS cases in Dallas, we are now mediating in Tarrant county. Our team approach to mediating is truly unique and gives you a look at your situation from male and female perspectives.
If you have children and are going through a divorce or child custody case, plan on having frequent contact with your child’s other parent for years. Mediation gives you an opportunity to make the best of a bad situation by negotiating an agreement for your divorce or custody case. When you agree in mediation, those agreements usually last resulting in much less drama and stress for your children.
Soon, we will be launching our online mediation calendar, giving you the ability to easily schedule your own mediation. Until then, please call our office to schedule. And, because we know you’re busy, we offer Saturday morning mediations.
Think of mediation as an off-the-record settlement conference, facilitated by a neutral person, the mediator. When we mediate cases, we are entirely neutral and have no allegiance to either party. Our sole purpose is to give you both your best chance at a settlement out of court.
What happens in mediation stays in mediation. This means you are protected while in mediation and are free to explore all of your options without fear something from the mediation can be used in court against you. The mediator only reports to the court that your case settled or did not settle in mediation. Nothing proposed in mediation is admissible in court.
The goal of the mediation session is to create, and sign, a binding mediated settlement agreement. If both of you sign the mediated settlement agreement, it is binding on both of you and irrevocable. Your case is concluded… there is no court.
A mediator is a listener, a communicator, and a creator. However, a mediator cannot force you to do anything against your wishes… if we reach an agreement, it’s because you and the other person voluntarily came to an agreement.
HOW WE DO MEDIATION
In mediation, we stand apart because we are also experienced family law attorneys and have real knowledge and experience in family law. While we don’t give legal advice in our mediations, we discuss in general terms how family law works and help you to ensure your mediated agreement is sound and covers everything required by the court.
When you mediate with us, expect a calm and welcoming office, attentive staff, and mediators who are ready to listen and help you work through the hard stuff and get closure.
ONBOARDING FOR MEDIATION
To begin mediation with us, both of you must agree to participate. Remember, we can’t make anyone do something they don’t want to do. If you and your spouse are represented by attorneys, ask your attorneys to call us to schedule. If you are both without attorneys, we will want to hear from both of you that you choose mediation.
Most mediation sessions last half a day and can be scheduled in either morning or afternoon sessions. We do Saturday morning mediation sessions if your week is booked solid.
After we schedule your mediation, we will send both of you intake forms and instructions to complete prior to mediation. These forms, and your answers, are kept in strict confidence at our office.
On mediation day, you each will have your own mediation room so you feel secure and your stress stays low. Your mediator will be meeting with each of you separately to learn about your situation, explore options, and communicate proposals to the other party. If conditions allow, we may meet in a joint session to enhance communication and explore settlement options.
Our fee for a half-day session is $500.00 per party.
Are you ready to take the high-road to resolution? Call our office at 817.923.9999 to schedule.