Divorce Mediation

Considering Divorce Mediation?

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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

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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 both parties.

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.

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