In the realm of family law, disputes and conflicts are inevitable. The emotional and sensitive issues of divorce, child custody, property division, and more can put you in a long drawn-out battle between you and your spouse. However, Texas family law embraces mediation as a powerful tool to promote communication, collaboration, and ultimately achieve amicable
The in’s and out’s of an agreement in a family law matter can be complex and hotly contested. This is especially true when a party develops “buyer’s remorse” and wants to undo an agreement he or she did.
There are several statutory provisions that address how to reach agreements in a family law case:
Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process that has become a requirement in most family law cases. A mediator is a neutral third-party who helps facilitate the settlement negotiations between the parties. Generally, one party and that party’s attorney stay in one room; the other party and that party’s attorney stay in another room; and…
When negotiating a final divorce settlement, every divorcing person must decide for himself or herself what to give up in exchange for getting a divorce. Rolled into that decision is the priority of guilt, moral values, and the willingness or unwillingness to continue to participate in the conflict of the divorce process.
These decisions and…
The Texas Supreme Court released its opinion in In re Lee today, upholding mediated settlement agreements in family law cases.
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