At the Ramos Law Group, PLLC, our Sugar Land mediation lawyers are committed to helping people find low-conflict, amicable resolutions to their complex divorce and family law issues. If you and your former partner are currently locked in any type of family law dispute, mediation may be the best path forward.
We have divorce lawyers who represent individuals during mediation and attorneys who can serve as impartial mediators in family law cases. If you have questions about your rights and options, we can help. To set up a strictly confidential, no commitment initial consultation, please call our Sugar Land law office today.
What is Divorce Mediation?
Mediation is a type of alternative dispute resolution. It is a process through which parties to a legal dispute—including divorcing couples—can meet with their attorneys and a trained mediator in an attempt to work out a settlement. Many divorcing couples in Texas find that mediation is a cheaper, faster alternative to litigation.
For part of the divorce mediation process, each spouse will meet with their attorney in their own private room. The impartial mediator will go back and forth between the rooms in an effort to understand the core issues and to try to facilitate an agreement. When appropriate, all parties will also meet together in an effort to work towards a settlement.
Eight Benefits of Divorce Mediation
For many different reasons, mediation can be an effective way for divorcing couples to resolve their issues. In fact, researchers estimate that approximately 90 percent of family law cases that enter mediation are actually resolved in the process. Why does mediation work well for so many divorce cases in Texas? Here are eight important benefits:
- Non-Adversarial: First and foremost, mediation is not an adversarial process. Even if you are getting a divorce, you and your spouse still share many mutual interests. Mediation allows you to work towards agreeable, collaborative solutions.
- Structured: A trained, impartial mediator can help guide both parties through mediation. The structure of the process helps to keep people from getting stuck on difficult issues.
- Informal: Mediation is far less formal than a trial. The informal, but still structured, environment tends to make people a lot more comfortable.
- Control: There is no “one” way that mediation works. The process can always be customized to meet the unique needs of the parties. Indeed, a divorcing couple will keep full control over mediation. They are not at the whims of a court.
- Confidential: What goes on in mediation can stay in mediation. Divorcing couples do not need to make their issues part of the public record. You can reach a confidential settlement.
- Speed: Mediation can be far faster than litigation. If you and your ex are able to reach an agreement, your divorce can be finalized far more quickly.
- Cost Effective: As you probably know, divorce litigation can be expensive. Mediation is far more cost effective than pursuing the litigation route.
- Voluntary: Finally, mediation is a voluntary process. You may not feel like you can reach a fair agreement with your former partner—and that is fine. You always retain the right to withdraw from divorce mediation and go to court.
We Represent Clients in Family & Divorce Mediation in Sugar Land, TX
Our Texas attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in divorce mediation. If you are preparing for a family law mediation, we encourage you to call our Sugar Land law office to set up a confidential initial consultation. We will help you understand the process and prepare for mediation. Our Sugar Land, TX divorce mediation attorneys will also be by your side throughout the entire process, ensuring that your rights and interests are fully protected.
Mary E. Ramos Can Serve as an Effective, Impartial Divorce Mediator
Our founding attorney Mary E. Ramos can serve as an impartial mediator in your divorce case. In this role, Attorney Ramos works diligently to help parties clarify the most important issues in their case and move towards an amicable resolution. Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Sugar Land divorce mediation lawyer Mary E. Ramos has years of experience helping mediating a wide range of complex, challenging family law issues.
Call Our Sugar Land, TX Mediation Lawyers Today
At the Ramos Law Group, PLLC, we have extensive experience with family law mediation. Our attorneys can zealously represent you during mediation and we can also serve as an impartial mediator in your case. To learn more about our services, please do not hesitate to contact our Sugar Land law office today. We represent clients in Fort Bend County and throughout the surrounding communities in Southeast Texas.
Our Client Testimonials
The decision to end my 25-year marriage was not an easy one, but hiring the Ramos Law Group was. From the initial consultation to the execution of the Divorce Decree everyone at the firm displayed the utmost professionalism and I was treated as if I was their only client. My attorney Lindsey, always provided precise legal guidance, was usually one step ahead of the opposing counsel, and had a superb understanding of how things would play out in the court room. Additionally, whenever my case needed a little extra horsepower, Mary provided that "surge" to keep things on track.
"Ms. Ramos and her entire staff worked with professionalism and compassion to guide me through the most difficult time of my life and to an outcome that was best for my family and myself. Ramos Law is incredible and I highly, highly recommend their services."
"I was recommended to see Mary Ramos for my on coming custody case,it was the best thing I could've done honestly.The Ramos law group was quick with emailed responses and telephone calls,informative with ANY questions I had and they also took action with what they thought would work,which it did,I had money troubles and they were still willing to help they sent me with a younger lawyer Lindsey Lewis to help save some money and she was the best!She knew what she was doing and Mary was still on my case to make sure things went smoothly and to catch any details Lindsey and I might have missed.All in all I am a very satisfied client and if I ever needed a family lawyer again I would come back.My case was won as I received primary for my daughter which is exactly what I asked for.If you're willing to listen to what they have to say and follow their guidance they're definitely worth hiring.I thought I wanted sole custody for my daughter and they explained that wasn't in the best interest for her and honestly they were right,they speak to you on a professional level and also a real level of how things are actually going to work and what could happen if you take a certain action.They definitely care about their clients and make their own bond with you,you're not just money in their pockets you turn into family. "
"I received excellent advice and representation from Ms. Lindsey Lewis. She kept me updated at every step of the process, and I never felt as if my case was set aside. I would hire The Ramos Law Group in the future. "
"I started my divorce with a lawyer who was not very responsive. My divorce case was complicated and needed more laborious scrutiny. Since the case was not moving forward I had to switch lawyers. Made the switch to Ramos Law group. Since the very first day Mary and her team have been very efficient and meticulous. Since the case was complicated the team had to go through myriads of pages in discovery. I was pleased with the legal team that helped us handle the paperwork in a very timely manner. All my questions were answered very promptly. The relay of information was easy with their software system. We finally had a law firm that we could trust. My divorce was finalized and I only have Mary and her team to thank for going through a difficult divorce. I would highly recommend the Ramos law group for their help and support for getting my life back on track. "