It's no secret divorces are usually litigious, aggravating, emotional and expensive undertakings. It's rare for one party to complete the process and recover everything they sought in the divorce, but one constant recurs in a majority of divorces: both parties often end up with what they would have had the case settled sooner.
With that reality in mind, mediation is often seen as a method for resolving seemingly impossible impasses between parties. Mediation involves communication with an impartial third-party acting as a go-between. Usually, mediating couples sit with the mediator to discuss matters of import as they attempt to find common ground, but, when if tensions between the divorcing pair are high, mediators meet with one party at a time.
The advantages of mediation include:
- Less costly than litigation;
- The parties retain control because a judge isn't making the decisions; and
- Parties may continue to seek and receive legal counsel and advice.
While mediation offers several benefits to the divorcing couple, there are situations when mediation is simply not appropriate. Those include matters involving domestic violence and drug or alcohol abuse.
Contact Pfister Borserine & Associates
At Pfister Borserine & Associates, we have protected the rights of people across north Texas for more than 20 years. Board-certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, attorney John J. Pfister, Jr. understands that every case is different and will take the time to learn the details of your situation. We will then carefully craft an individualized approach to help you get the outcome you want.