Considering Divorce Mediation?
Retain Our Galveston County Divorce Lawyer
If you are considering a divorce, mediation could be a viable option to
save time and money. Mediation also takes place away from the public,
allowing you to maintain your privacy throughout the process. Though this
seems like the ideal option, not all couples will qualify. Mediation is
typically only beneficial when both spouses are willing to meet in the
middle and agree on certain terms regarding their divorce.
At Thornton Law Firm, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the
best representation during their divorce or family law matters. With more
than 35 years of legal experience under our belts and an AV Preeminent
Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, we are more than prepared to help mediate
your divorce. Our founder, Attorney David Thornton, is a Galveston County
family law attorney who has a certified legal specialization in family
law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This means he knows the
ins and outs of divorce and mediation law.
Should I choose mediation for my case?
Mediation involves a neutral third party, or mediator. This mediator will
help a divorcing couple reach an agreeable settlement regarding issues
like child support, custody, alimony, and property division. They will
not favor either side and do not give input on legal issues necessarily,
but seek to "keep the peace" between the couple. Many counties
in Texas actually require mediation in certain cases to reduce pressure
on the courts.
This is due to the many benefits, including:
- Less expensive and more efficient than handling matters in court
- Higher success rate in resolving disputes, so long as spouses are committed
- No public record of what takes place in mediation sessions
- You and your spouse, not a judge, are in control of the decision-making process
- Can help improve communication between spouses
- An attorney can still be present to answer questions and provide insight
Let Our Firm Help with Your Divorce
Mediation can take as long as is needed for the couple to reach an agreeable
compromise—which can mean a pair of sessions in a week or several
sessions for numerous months. The agreement then gets signed and sent
to the court, where it becomes an official divorce agreement, binding
Thornton Law Firm has a strong grasp of the mediation process and can walk
you through how best to approach your divorce while offering crucial advice
along the way. Our Galveston County divorce lawyer can represent you in
both amicable and heated divorces.
Retain our certified counsel by requesting a
free case evaluation today!