Grapevine Divorce Mediation

Mediation is a process that uses an independent third party, often another lawyer, to guide the parties to an agreed upon settlement. The goal of mediation is for the parties themselves to arrive at a mutually acceptable resolution of the dispute. Parties each have their own lawyer present at mediation to offer legal advice, advocate for their position and help draft the settlement document.

Mediation promotes positive resolution of disputes and is "strongly recommended" in divorce cases — most Texas judges will look unfavorably on a failure to attempt mediation prior to trial. Whether in pursuit of divorce or when disputes arise after your divorce is final, mediation is usually cheaper and faster than going to court.

At Teller Law Firm, P.C., our attorneys are adept at negotiating favorable mediated settlements for their clients. Additionally, our attorneys are trained family law mediators who can work with both spouses and their attorneys to reach a divorce settlement that will serve both of your needs. Additionally, attorney Donald E. Teller also is board-certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. As such, he offers the benefit of having the legal knowledge of what is required for an enforceable divorce settlement.

When Texas Mediation Is Necessary

Texas requires mediation for contested custody and visitation issues, except in cases where abuse or violence has been alleged. Mediators cannot force parties to settle; however, mediators are trained to facilitate settlement and frequently are able to help parties reach a settlement. Mediation is not an easy process, but a successful mediation is usually cheaper, faster and less adversarial than a trial.

At our firm, our trained mediators can help you to resolve a range of family law issues, including:

Contact us today for experienced family law and divorce mediation in Grapevine and the surrounding areas. Call 817-612-4298, toll free at 800-470-8194 or, if you prefer, fill out and submit the online contact form.