Many people aren’t aware that mediation can be used to resolve a family issue until after a suit has been filed.
A person often learns about this option through their attorney, so they end up seeking mediation early in the litigation process. Though this doesn’t have all the advantages of mediation prior to filing, it still saves significant expense and time. It can also work to preserver good will and foster harmonious co-parenting.
Judges like to know that parties are trying to work out their disputes outside of court without having contested hearings. As a result, many Texas courts have adopted local rules that require parties to go to mediation before they can have a trial; these rules vary from county to county.
Do you want to seek mediation even though a suit has already been filed?
Contact us. We will discussion this option with you and let you know if your county requires mediation in your case.