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Why mediation could be beneficial during child custody disputes

A child custody mediator is a professional who will act as a neutral third-party and help facilitate discussions to resolve legal disputes. A person could be ordered by a judge to attend mediation sessions, or their ex-spouse may request them to do so. Here are some things Texas residents should know about child custody mediation for visitation rights.

Divorce mediation

Couples in Texas should know that the divorce process can be very stressful, both financially and emotionally. There are a number of issues that have to be addressed, many of which can result in heated disputes. However, divorcing couples can use mediation to help to resolve conflicts and arrive at mutually agreeable divorce settlement terms.

Mediation can be a positive divorce process for many

Marriages can come to an end for couples in Texas for many reasons and in a wide variety of circumstances. In many cases, divorcing spouses may place a priority on maintaining a positive, helpful relationship during and after the divorce. For others, intensive involvement with the legal system is something they wish to avoid. For these and other reasons, divorce mediation may be a preferred option for a variety of couples.

How to prepare for mediation

Some Texas couples who decide to divorce might want to use mediation as a way to reach decisions on child custody, property division and other issues. Since the aim of mediation is to reach a solution that works for both people, couples may be more satisfied with the outcome than if the decision was made by a judge. However, in order for mediation to work best, there are several things a person should do to prepare.

How to be an effective parent after a divorce

While a stable marriage may be ideal for Texas families, it is not always possible for parents to stay together. In some cases, parents may not even get married before they decide to go their separate ways. If parents do decide to get divorced or end their relationship, it is important to engage in effective co-parenting to preserve the best interest of their children.

Resolving a divorce dispute with mediation

When emotions run high during a Texas divorce, one or both parties may threaten to take the other to court so that the matter can be resolved by a judge. However, there are other alternative dispute resolution options that could allow a couple to get through the divorce process more quickly, saving time and money.

Mediation gives you control over the outcome of your divorce

Divorcing is difficult. Clearly, there are issues between you and your former spouse, or you wouldn't be ending your marriage. However, if you think you can work through your issues to reach mutually beneficial compromises, mediation may be in your best interest.

Divorce mediation can protect your children during divorce

Divorce is hard on children. It can be emotionally difficult to watch the two people they love most fighting. Particularly in cases where custody or support is contested, children can feel like they are in the middle of an impossible situation. If they are expected to testify or answer questions in a divorce hearing, they can feel responsible for the outcome and guilty about betraying one of their parents.

Mediation provides extra layer of divorce privacy

There are many, many reasons couples prefer the salacious details of their divorces not become part of the Texas public records. Maybe an extramarital affair left someone with a sexually transmitted disease or pregnant with an out-of-wedlock child. Physical or psychological infirmities could have caused sexual dysfunction like impotence that prevents marital relations between the spouses. Or perhaps one of the spouses is struggling to break the bonds of addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling or sex. There can be quite a few intensely private and potentially humiliating reasons why couples no longer want to stay married.

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