Mediation is a process whereby the parties in a civil lawsuit, including divorce cases, can meet in the privacy of the office of a neutral person, called a mediator, who is experienced in the art of negotiation whose job is to facilitate an amicable and agreed upon settlement between the parties in lieu of a traditional trial setting. The process is almost always much less expensive than traditional litigation. This allows the parties to be in control of the outcome of their case instead of a Judge.
In a divorce mediation, the mediator and the parties must address the property division and children issues in order to have the Court enter a Divorce Decree. During mediation, whatever the nature of the issue, each issue is addressed, one at a time, by the mediator until all issues have been covered and the couple has made agreements, decisions and have reached a final position that is acceptable to each of them.
Once the overall agreement is reached by the parties, the parties and/or their attorneys draft a Mediated Settlement Agreement which is binding and enforceable as a contract. Jill is a volunteer mediator with the Denton County Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. Please contact our office (940-497-5454) for further information regarding rates and to schedule your mediation.