Mediation Lawyer for Colleyville, TX
Mediating Family Law Issues in Grapevine, & Tarrant Counties
Everyone knows that litigation can be costly, time-consuming, emotionally
draining, and often psychologically destructive to the parties involved.
In family law, it puts sensitive and personal issues on display in a public
forum. These are issues can have a long-lasting and profound impact on
the lives of spouses, parents, and children. They involve child custody,
the disentanglement of finances, entire households, and other emotional
attachments. If you opt for the divorce litigation process, these intensely
private matters will be left up to a judge to decide in an inherently
Mediation is a more compassionate approach to resolve family law disputes
outside courtroom. At the Law Offices of Kate Smith, PLLC, you can work
with a Texas Board-Certified family law attorney who has also been trained
in mediation. Attorney Kate Smith received her LL.M (Master of Law), which
is a specialized law degree beyond a Juris Doctor, from Pepperdine School
of Law in 2008. She has years of experience acting as a mediator between
disputing parties throughout the communities surrounding Colleyville.
As a highly-trained and seasoned divorce lawyer, she has the qualifications
needed to help you and your spouse or other disputing party reach a mutually-acceptable
Need help resolving a divorce or other family law dispute outside the courtroom?
Call the Law Offices of Kate Smith, PLLC at
817-381-7733 to arrange for an initial consultation with our Colleyville mediation attorney.
Mediation in Divorce & Family Law Disputes
Disagreements are common between parties involved in divorce and its attendant
issues, such as:
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- The division of marital property and debt
- Any other issues that need resolution
Coming to terms with these complex matters can take a considerable amount
time, effort, positive communication, and a willingness to cooperate.
The process of mediation can facilitate negotiation between parties to
keep it on track and moving towards a mutually-acceptable resolution.
Mediation is a less invasive, less costly, and more cooperative way to
achieve a resolution with your spouse rather than leaving it up to a judge’s
In mediation, your trained mediator will assist the negotiation process
by using techniques that will enhance positive communication and problem-solving.
A mediation session is generally attended only by the mediator, the disputing
parties, and their attorneys. It is voluntary and usually non-binding
in an informal and neutral setting. The mediator does not make decisions
for you but helps you identify the barriers you and your opponent face.
A mediator’s job is to develop methods and strategies for the overcoming
of obstacles so that an agreement can be reached.
After an introductory meeting in which protocol for the sessions will be
established, mediation generally takes several steps from defining the
problem between the parties to creative bargaining between them. A mediator
may offer a potential settlement which the two parties can then discuss
and modify as needed. A mediator may also meet with each party separately
to discuss emotional reactions, fears, and anxieties as well as to devise
solutions that may then be presented to the other side.
Overall, mediation is a much more efficient way to resolve family law disputes.
Once an agreement has been reached, it can be submitted to the court for
approval and finalization. At the Law Offices of Kate Smith, PLLC I am
dedicated to providing you with the highest level of support for all of
your mediation issues.
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