Although uncontested divorces do happen, they are few and far between. Most divorces are contested, meaning that one or both of the spouses disagree on at least one issue. There are many facts to consider during a divorce, including division of property, child custody, spousal and child maintenance, and plenty more. One highly effective way […]

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In Texas, many cases are settled during mediation. A mediation agreement is a binding agreement signed by all parties and their attorneys that resolves all of the issues in case. Once an agreement is reached, the most difficult part of the case is over, but there are still several steps that need to be taken to finalize the agreement.

First, the mediator files the agreement with the court. In most cases, the agreement is filed within twenty-four hours. In many courts, especially in cases involving child custody, one party must “prove up” the mediated settlement agreement in front of the judge.

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