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Mediation Lawyers Helping Resolve Your Legal Disputes without a Trial in Galveston County, TX

The process of divorce is never an easy one. However, you may be surprised to discover that there are alternatives to resolving divorce issues without setting foot in front of a judge. The process of mediation, where two parties and their families can meet before ever opting for a trial, is a viable opportunity to settle issues in a less stressful environment. Our Galveston mediators are highly skilled at facilitating settlements calmly for both parties.

Especially if your divorce matter involves your family and children, mediation can be a way of resolving issues in a non-confrontational matter. Studies show that both children and adults are often traumatized by fighting that occurs within divorce trials. No matter your situation, the Galveston mediation attorneys at The Law Offices and Mediation Center of Susan M. Edmonson can help you find the most peaceful option for your entire family.

Call us today at (409) 239-0100 or contact us online so our Galveston mediation services can help you settle your divorce peacefully. We also serve residents of Galveston County as well as the surrounding areas.

What Is the Process of Mediation in TX?

When two parties are in the process of having a marital separation by a divorce it is often assumed that the process will be nasty and brutal. In reality, however, the state of Texas encourages all divorcing couples to go through mediation long before a court case is even considered.

Mediation is a type of facilitated service where a highly trained mediator serves to be the impartial force in the midst of a dispute. In most scenarios, each client is separated in different rooms. The mediator then proceeds to go back and forth between each room to convey the settlement offers and exchange responses so there is no emotional conflict from seeing the other party.

The Results of Mediation

Mediation is highly encouraged in Texas precisely because it has been so successful. However, there are a number of scenes that could occur throughout the process.

Some of the scenarios which could take place might include cases where:

  • The primary goal of mediation is reached, and both parties come to resolve their issues in a legal agreement also known as a “Mediated Settlement Agreement” or “MSA.”
  • If no mediation settlement agreement occurs, then the legal counsel of your attorney will need to be provided as a way to offer advice on the next steps and reconvene with a new plan.
  • If a Mediated Settlement Agreement has now been achieved at this point, it would be considered a binding contract, unable to be changed.
  • If it turns out only some problems have been settled but the parties still cannot come to terms about other issues, there may be occasions where the involved members will be forced to engage in a “Partial Mediated Settlement Agreement” (PMSA).

Why Choose Mediation for Resolving Legal Disputes

When faced with a legal dispute, many people automatically think of going to court. However, mediation offers an alternative approach that can be more efficient, cost-effective, and less stressful. At The Law Offices and Mediation Center of Susan M. Edmonson, our Galveston mediation attorneys are highly skilled in helping clients resolve their legal disputes through mediation.

Here are some reasons why mediation may be the right choice for you:

  • Quicker resolution: Mediation typically takes less time than going to court, allowing you to reach a resolution faster.
  • Cost-effective: Mediation can be more affordable than litigation since it avoids the expenses associated with court fees, attorney fees, and lengthy legal proceedings.
  • Less stress: Mediation is a collaborative process where both parties work together to find a mutually agreeable solution, reducing the stress and animosity often associated with traditional litigation.
  • Confidentiality: Mediation proceedings are confidential, ensuring that sensitive information remains private and protected.
  • Control over the outcome: In mediation, you have more control over the outcome and can actively participate in the decision-making process, rather than leaving it up to a judge.

By choosing mediation, you can save time, money, and emotional energy while still achieving a fair and satisfactory resolution to your legal dispute. Contact our Galveston mediation attorneys today to learn more about how we can assist you in resolving your legal matters through mediation.

Our Galveston Mediation Attorneys Can Help

Mediation is often an excellent way of defusing an intense situation of conflict. Unfortunately, however, it does not always manage to resolve every problem. This is why it is necessary to have one of our Galveston mediators take your case, since they specialize in coming up with solutions that are fair while simultaneously relieving the tension in the air.

Contact us now at (409) 239-0100 or by filling out our online form so The Law Offices and Mediation Center of Susan M. Edmonson can help you resolve even the most complicated family law conflicts.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is mediation?

Mediation is a type of facilitated service where a highly trained mediator serves as the impartial force in the midst of a dispute. The mediator helps the parties communicate and find a mutually agreeable solution without going to court.

How does mediation work in divorce cases?

In divorce cases, mediation involves both parties and their attorneys meeting with a mediator to discuss and negotiate the terms of their divorce settlement. The mediator helps facilitate communication and guides the parties towards a resolution that is fair and acceptable to both.

What are the benefits of mediation in divorce?

Mediation offers several benefits in divorce cases. It allows the parties to have more control over the outcome of their divorce, reduces conflict and hostility, and can save time and money compared to going to court. It also helps preserve the relationship between the parties, which is especially important when children are involved.

Is mediation legally binding?

Yes, if the parties reach a settlement agreement through mediation, it can be legally binding. The agreement is typically documented in a Mediated Settlement Agreement (MSA) and can be enforced by the court.

What happens if mediation does not result in a settlement?

If mediation does not result in a settlement, the parties may need to pursue other options, such as litigation. In such cases, the parties can consult with their attorneys to explore the next steps and develop a new plan for resolving their dispute.

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  • Board Certified Family Law Attorney

    Our founding attorney Susan M. Edmonson is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. There are more than 70,000 attorneys licensed to practice law in Texas; only 10% of them are Board Certified.

  • Responsive & Accessible

    Our team understands the hassles and urgency surrounding family law matters. For this reason, we ensure to always make ourselves accessible when you need us most.

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    When you work with us, you're not just a case number, you're part of our team. We take the time to get to know our clients and understand their specific needs. 

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    Between our four attorneys, we have over seven decades of experience working towards your goals. 

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