Frisco Mediation Attorneys
An Alternative to Family Law Litigation
If you are committed to resolving divorce or custody issues out of court, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) may be the right option for you. Mediation and collaborative family law often help couples avoid the emotional and financial costs of litigation while protecting their interests.
At Pfister Family Law, we recognize that an aggressive courtroom battle is not always the best solution. We can represent you during family law mediation sessions to ensure that any decisions or agreements made in mediation reflect your best interests. Our mediation lawyers in Frisco have decades of experience helping Texans navigate family law cases and attain positive, amicable resolutions.
Collaborative Family Law
In a collaborative divorce, each party is represented by a lawyer, but the spouses and attorneys sign an agreement not to litigate. By removing the specter of a courtroom battle, both sides can commit to working out an acceptable settlement covering property division, custody and visitation, child support, and related issues. Collaborative family law often involves child psychologists, counselors, and other professionals who can help settle family disputes and arrive at a resolution that addresses everyone's interests.
Collaborative law has many advantages over divorce litigation:
- The confidential proceeding is not public, so your dirty laundry is not aired or published
- There is no adversarial discovery or deposition process
- Collaboration is quicker and less expensive
- Children are spared the additional trauma of being caught in the middle
Family Law Mediation
In mediation, the mediator acts as a neutral third party to help couples or parents reach a divorce settlement or custody agreement. Each party is represented by their own attorney. If an agreement is reached, we can draft it and submit it to the court for judgment. If divorce mediation does not produce an agreement, you are free to proceed to litigation.
Experienced Legal Counsel
ADR, collaborative family law, and mediation are not right for every situation. For these modalities to work, both sides must be committed and willing to compromise.
With more than 25 years of experience and Board Certification in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, John J. Pfister, Jr. is eminently qualified to advise you on your legal options and your best interests.
Contact Pfister Family Law at (972) 370-5172 today to discuss your case.
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