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What Is Mediation and Should I Go to Mediation in My Case?

Boyd Family Law May 31, 2023

Mediation is often a good option in divorces in Texas, as it can be a more cost-effective and less adversarial way to resolve disputes compared to going to court. Mediation involves a neutral third party, the mediator, who helps the parties negotiate a settlement agreement that is mutually acceptable to both parties.

In Texas, mediation is often required in family law cases, including divorces. The parties may be ordered to attend mediation before going to trial, or they may choose to voluntarily participate in mediation to try to reach an agreement outside of court.

Mediation can be particularly helpful in divorces where the parties have children, as it can provide a way for the parents to work together to develop a parenting plan that is in the best interests of the children. Mediation can also be a good option in cases where the parties have complex financial issues to resolve, such as the division of property and debt or the payment of spousal support.

It is important to note that mediation is not always successful, and there may be cases where going to court is necessary to resolve disputes. However, mediation can be a valuable tool in many divorce cases and can often help parties reach a more satisfactory outcome while avoiding the expense and stress of litigation.

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