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Avoid Costly & Lengthy Litigation With Help From Our Katy Mediation Lawyer

If you are involved in a family law dispute or civil case, mediation is an effective and affordable alternative dispute resolution method for many families. Alex Hunt, the founding attorney at Hunt Law Firm, provides mediation services for parties and attorneys seeking to avoid unnecessarily long and expensive litigation in court.

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What is Mediation?

Mediation is a process in which a trained, neutral third-party facilitates a discussion between disputing parties with the goal of reaching a solution to which all parties can agree. With mediation, attorneys and their clients are often able to reach creative solutions to emotional and complicated matters without having to go to court, which can be a long and drawn-out process. In addition, all parties can expect a comfortable, private environment.

Why Would I Want to Mediate Instead of Going to Court?

Mediation is a chance for parties to resolve their case without the court. Court can be stressful and much more costly.

Further, mediation provides a chance for you to have a much more flexible agreement that works for you and your family. If you leave your case to a judge, the order will follow the narrow laws judges must follow. In contrast, mediated settlement agreements can do whatever you and the other party think is best without being constrained by the law. For example, judges rarely if ever can order a 50/50 custody arrangement. However, you may agree to one in mediation.

Mediation is also completely confidential where as court records are public records. This means that neither the mediator nor the parties can be compelled to testify about what happened at mediation. This allows for a great deal of privacy.

It is also important to note that mediation is usually a much quicker process than trial. Sometimes courts can have you wait weeks to months to schedule a hearing or trial. Also, it takes less preparation and money to prepare for a mediation as opposed to a court appearance.

How Should I Prepare for Mediation?

If you have an attorney, your attorney can help you prepare for mediation. It is best to get all relevant documents in order before mediation. For example, if it is a mediation for a final divorce order, you may need to make sure you have a final inventory of your assets, bank statements, and property documents ready.

In most cases, mediation will result in an agreement. It is an excellent way to conclude your case without the money, stress, and time of a trial. If you believe you need a mediator in your case, contact Hunt Law Firm, PLLC to request mediation with one of three certified mediators in family law.

How Hunt Law Firm Can Help

Our mediation lawyers will work to create a comfortable, compassionate environment for clients and attorneys. As a trusted and trained mediator, who understands the way courts work and typically rule on key issues, Alex Hunt will work to help each party reach an agreeable resolution so that they can save time and money. Should you prefer to schedule a virtual mediation, we’ve got you covered. From high-quality video conference capabilities to digital signing, our mediation lawyer can conduct your family law mediation 100% remotely.

Mediation attorney Hunt has participated in the 40-hour Basic Mediation Training and the 30-hour Advanced Family Mediation Training at the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center at the University of Houston Law Center.

Contact the mediation lawyers at Hunt Law Firm today to schedule an affordable 1/2 day session, full-day session, or multiple-day mediation session for you and the parties involved in your case.

Mediation FAQs

What is a Mediator?

The mediator is a neutral person either chosen by the parties, their attorneys, or the court. Please note that a mediator is not your attorney and cannot give legal advice.

Is Mediation Required?

Mediation is not always required, but a judge may order both parties to undergo the process to ensure that communication is happening, as important decisions regarding the future will need to be made. Some Texas family court judges may also order parties to go to mediation before a final decree is rendered in divorce or child custody cases.

How Long Does Mediation Take?

The length of mediation depends on how complex your case is and on how much you and your spouse are willing to compromise. A straightforward case can take as little as one day, while a more complicated case can take up to a month. Even then, mediation is still generally much faster than traditional litigation.

Do You Have to Attend Mediation?

Yes and no. Many Texas family courts either require or encourage parties to attend mediation in a contested divorce or contested child custody dispute. However, there are some instances you may ask mediation to be waived.

For example, if you were in a domestic abuse situation, you do not have to attend mediation but will need to make sure the judge waives any mediation requirements.

Can Mediation Settlements Be Changed?

Mediated settlement agreements are irrevocable. This means that once signed, neither you nor the other side may change your minds.

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