Avoid Court With Divorce Mediation
A majority of family law cases are resolved during mediation. Even if Court intervention is required, the parties have generally narrowed the issues considerably through mediation and only present a small subset of the original issues to the Court. Mediation reduces the total cost of divorce and puts control in the hands of the client. The Ramos Law Group can assist you throughout the Texas divorce mediation process, by aggressively negotiating on your behalf as well as serving as an effective and impartial mediator.
The attorneys at the Ramos Law Group are experienced negotiators in divorce mediation and one of our top lawyers, Mary E. Ramos, is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has years of experience mediating difficult family law issues.
What is Divorce Mediation?
Mediation for divorce is a process that involves a trained mediator who encourages both sides to discuss problem areas and helps you work together to find mutually acceptable solutions. Mediation in divorce is an opportunity for parties to communicate and resolve claims and disputes in a neutral, open, safe, and friendly setting. Through communication, the parties can resolve most, if not all issues between them. As for the mediators, they are not there to take sides, they are there to aid both sides in finding a common ground that works for everyone.
To find out more about the mediation for divorce process and the role of a mediator please review our mediation FAQs.
What Happens After Divorce Mediation?
If the parties reach an agreement during mediation, the agreement is binding and irrevocable. Generally, the agreement goes into effect immediately. Once an agreement has been signed, it must still be presented to the court in a process called a ‘prove up.’ The mediated settlement agreement is only an outline of the final order. It contains the primary agreements, but one of the attorneys must draft a detailed final order that accurately reflects the agreement. To learn more about the legal process involved in Texas divorce mediation, please see the blog entry below:
Once the decision to divorce has been made, it benefits both parties to treat the process as a business transaction. Remember both parties control whether the total cost of the divorce is a few thousand dollars or ten to twenty thousand. Making and considering reasonable offers in mediation is critical to keeping the cost of a divorce low.
Availability and Pricing
Mary E. Ramos is available for full or half day mediations during normal business hours. She also offers evening and weekend mediations.
Mediations start at $450 per party for a half day and $900 per party for a full day.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a divorce mediation feel free to give us a call today.