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UNDERSTANDING THE MEDIATION PROCEEDING

Austin Mediation Lawyer

Divorce proceedings involving formal court hearings and judicial decisions are always immensely costly in time and resources. It is recommended for married couples who are seeking a divorce to consider alternative dispute resolutions before entering their case into the already overcrowded court system. In fact, some Texas counties require that a couple first goes through mediation in an attempt to solve their divorce quicker and with less complexity. Mediation is an often overlooked option that divorcing couples should consider before pursuing litigation as an option.

At Kirker Davis LLP, we believe that mediation can benefit many couples, from those who are involved in an amicable split to those involved in violent proceedings. Our attorneys see mediation as a negotiation of assets and we are prepared to use our legal prowess to protect your interests. Contact our offices today at (512) 598-0010 to learn more about how mediation may be the best option for you.

Why Choose Mediation?

Professional divorces often involve occupations that require higher education and much higher qualifications. These occupations are not easily acquired, and most of these professionals struggled through years of In the mediation proceeding, a formally trained mediator is responsible for facilitating constructive conversation between the two spouses. The mediator will ask each spouse how they would like to split any assets, property, or child custody/support. From there, a negotiation process will begin and each party will discuss how they can most equitably split their belongings. The third-party, unbiased opinions of a mediator are also often very helpful for disagreeing spouses to come to understand the situation from a different angle. Mediation offers many other benefits for those that choose to utilize it, some of the most key benefits include:

  • Lower court fees and attorney costs
  • Faster resolution
  • Being able to negotiate for what you want
  • Maintaining a better relationship with your ex-spouse
  • A division of assets that both parties can accept
  • Saving any children the pain of a strenuous divorce

Mediation is often confused with arbitration, and while similar, there are some stark differences. Arbitration employs an arbitrator who is also responsible for creating a productive discussion between both spouses. However, at the end of the arbitration period, an arbitrator will hear arguments from both spouses and then make a legally binding decision about the division of assets. Mediation allows for a couple to vocalize what they want from the divorce in a constructive manner and will hopefully result in an agreement that will make everybody happy.

Contact a Mediation Attorney

If you or someone you know is considering pursuing a mediated divorce, it is still necessary to have strong legal representation present at the time of the mediation session. At Kirker Davis LLP, our legal professionals are qualified to negotiate on your behalf. We strive to protect your interests and get the results you want. Contact our offices at (512) 598-0010 to speak with a mediation attorney today.

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    TESTIMONIALS

    • "The divorce process is not an easy one, but I always felt fully supported, informed, and guided by Chris and the staff. Chris always laid out the options, made me aware of the risks, and provided me with recommendations, but he also gave me the flexibility to work out things with my ex where I could, to speed up the process and avoid some legal expenses. I highly recommend Chris for family law representation. ”

      David - Divorce Representation

    • "I’m a lawyer myself and Holly helped me with my recent divorce. She did an amazing job. She covered all the little issues that would have collectively cost me a bunch of money in the long run if she had not been so detail-oriented and focused. She is a tenacious advocate for her clients who aims to resolve matters amicably but will fight tooth-and-nail for her clients if that is what it takes to reach a...”

      Anonymous - Holly is the lawyer who lawyers hire for their own divorces

    • "Chris handled my case professionally, efficiently, and demonstrated a very strong knowledge of family law. Chris took the time to learn and understand all aspects of my situation and used that knowledge to develop a focused strategy that led to a successful outcome. I highly recommend Chris. ”

      Martin - Excellent Lawyer

    • "Ashley Morgan and her paralegal Aleks were both so amazing to work with. They were second to none in responsiveness and work ethic. I would recommend her work to anyone looking for family law, and could not be happier with my decision to work with them. Just a great group of people who are knowledgeable and passionate about the work they do. ”

      Josh Campbell - Family Law

    • "This was as good an experience as you can possibly have with a divorce situation! Candice and Laurie were professional yet compassionate. They treated me with great respect and were always available to answer my questions. The best part is they always had my best interest at heart. I would highly recommend Kirker Davis and Candice Derelye and Laurie Theriot. They are the best! ”

      Susan Morris - A divorce situation

    • "This was my first time ever working with lawyers and words cannot express how grateful I am for Ashley Morgan and her team. I needed direction during a difficult time and she provided step by step service. Would highly recommend! ”

      Erik Jurado - Highly recommended

    • "I praise Attorney Alyse Donnelly for all the hard work and hours she put in my divorce case. I believe that her experience, knowledge, and quick thinking resulted in beneficial results on my behalf. Ms. Donnelly along with Paralegal Stacy O’Brien and Attorney Michelle Fontenot are definitely assets to the Kirker Davis law firm. ”

      Bertha Solis - My divorce case

    • "My experience with Kirker Davis has been amazing. Candice Deyerle has been my attorney and in just under a month she helped to correct severe deficiencies in my custody case. She and her team respond within minutes or hours to even the most mundane requests. From the moment I walked in the office, I was greeted with an exceptional level of service, and even the receptionist inspires class and confidence. I wh...”

      Daniel Kearns - Custody case

    • "From my first visit, I felt like Candice listened to every word I said and showed concern about my pending situation. My ongoing experiences throughout our working together, made me feel like they were genuinely concerned about me and my integrity. If I wandered off course, Candice would guide me back online! Fantastic results! ”

      Edward Novess - Fantastic results

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