Mediation in Pearland
A Confidential Settlement Process
Divorce is inherently difficult and it's even harder when spouses
have trouble reaching an agreement over matters pertaining to child custody
or property division. Fortunately, disputing parties have
the opportunity to resolve their differences through mediation, a confidential
settlement process, rather than embarking on a costly and stressful court battle.
Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been listed among the top
family law firms by
Houstonia Magazine. When you come to us for help, you can expect big firm results but with
the costs of a smaller firm.
Not only are we dedicated attorneys, but our founding attorney, Dennis
M. Slate, has
20 years of service in the U.S. Army and Reserves, and currently serves as a major. Our disciplined and dedicated approach
to clients' objectives has enabled us to be highly effective at what we do.
Mediation in Texas
Divorce is rarely easy and it is not uncommon for spouses to have difficulty
child custody agreement or a divorce settlement. When spouses cannot agree, the court
will usually order mediation.
Mediation is confidential process where disputing parties meet with a neutral
person (the mediator) to try and resolve their differences. If the spouses
reach an agreement, the mediator will draft a binding agreement that reflects
the negotiated settlement.
Advantages of mediation, include:
- The parties are not at the mercy of a judge
- The parties have control over the outcome of the case
- The spouses can be creative based on their individual situation
- It's less expensive than trial
- It's a friendlier, less contentious process than trial
- Children do better when parents resolve conflicts through mediation
Do I need an attorney?
With mediation, the parties are typically represented by their respective
attorneys who participate in the mediation to ensure their client makes
informed decisions. Since the mediator is not allowed to give legal advice,
it is important to be represented by your own legal counsel.
If the parties reach an agreement through mediation, the written agreement
will be transferred by one of the attorneys into an "agreed order"
and given to the judge for approval. If an agreement is not reached, the
case will proceed to trial and the disputed issues will be decided by
a judge or a jury.
There are many reasons to choose our firm, including:
We are alert to the contentious issues that arise in divorce and make every
effort to resolve them as swiftly and cost-effectively as possible. Call
our office today to schedule a
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Top Attorney by
H Texas Magazine
- Resolve divorce disputes outside of court as much as possible