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Frisco Divorce Mediation Attorney

Frisco Divorce Attorney

Helping You Arrive at Win-Win Solutions in Divorce

Whether you and your partner see eye to eye on many of the issues of your divorce – or you are still miles apart – divorce mediation can be a highly successful method for arriving at a mutually acceptable resolution to differences in divorce, child custody, and support. Not only can you get the job done, but mediation has numerous benefits for your divorce or child custody case.

At Albin Oldner, our Frisco divorce attorney can help resolve even the most contentious issues with integrity and respect. Call (214) 423-5100 now to schedule your consultation.

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The benefits of choosing mediation

At Albin Oldner Law, Frisco divorce mediation attorney Chris Oldner has extensive training in divorce and family law mediation to help you reach an equitable agreement in property division, support orders, and child custody.

The mediation process

Mediation occurs in a comfortable, low-stress setting at our Frisco law office.

During a typical mediation session, the divorce mediator will talk privately with each party to understand their goals and to determine where to focus the negotiations. These conversations are confidential. The mediator is forbidden from disclosing information from one party to the other.

The mediator then meets with both sides together. You can have an attorney represent you throughout the process if you choose. The mediator does not tell the parties what to do but reframes, rephrases, and helps the parties hear one another. The mediator will pinpoint places of agreement that can form a foundation for additional agreements. Each party may get only some of what they are asking for, but getting key concessions on their most important issues may arrive at an acceptable compromise agreement that works.

After a successful divorce or child custody mediation, the terms of your agreement are drafted into a settlement that a judge can approve.

How do I know if divorce mediation will work for me?

You don’t have to agree on every aspect of your divorce for mediation to work for you. Mediation is on the table if you and your spouse agree to work together and openly discuss issues to reach a solution.

There are a few unique situations that require more than mediation. If a marriage includes domestic violence or there are orders of protection involved, a traditional divorce process is necessary.

Preparing for mediation

Effective preparation is key to a successful mediation. This includes gathering financial documents, identifying your priorities and possible areas for compromise, and emotionally preparing for negotiations. We’ll guide you through preparing for mediation, helping you approach the process clearly and confidently.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

It is important to understand that even if you choose to go through the regular court system with your divorce, you will likely be required to use an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process like mediation before taking up the court’s time in trial.

Courts routinely require this to help ease their ever-growing dockets, which has worked well. Over 90% of cases filed with a court are settled independently or through an ADR method. However, mediation and other useful ADR processes are only employed just before trial. But if you wait until you participate in the court-ordered mediation as a last-minute effort to settle the week before trial, you’ll likely miss out on ADR’s benefits. By then, the damage to your relationship with your soon-to-be ex-spouse has been done- your children will have been through the turmoil of litigation, the lawyers will have been paid, and that money is gone.

Knowing you will participate at least in mediation no matter what route you decide to take, why not try it now? The worst that could happen is that you fail to resolve the issues, and you go about your divorce through the courts. You could also settle some of your issues and table those remaining issues after you get more information and head back to mediation. The best thing that could happen is you settle your case with less conflict and without spending great sums of money.

How can a Frisco divorce mediation lawyer help me?

While mediation focuses on negotiation between spouses, attorneys play a critical role in advising and supporting their clients. Your attorney can help prepare you for mediation, ensure you understand your legal rights, and review the mediation agreement. We’re here to protect your interests throughout the mediation process and ensure that any agreement serves your long-term interests.

Mediation for high-conflict couples

Even in high-conflict situations, mediation can be a valuable tool. Specialized strategies, such as co-mediation or using mediators with specific training in conflict resolution, can help manage tensions. We aim to navigate these challenges smoothly, aiming for a resolution that minimizes stress and conflict.

Follow-up and implementation of mediation agreements

After reaching a mediation agreement, the next steps involve having the agreement approved by a court and incorporated into your final divorce decree. We’ll assist with the follow-up and implementation, ensuring the terms of your agreement are carried out effectively, allowing you to move forward with certainty.

Special considerations

Child custody and support

Child custody and support are often central issues in mediation. The focus is always on the child’s best interests to create a parenting plan that supports effective co-parenting. We’ll help you address these sensitive issues with care, ensuring the well-being of your children is at the forefront of any agreement.

Financial implications of mediation agreements

Understanding your mediation agreement’s financial implications, including asset division, spousal support, and child support, is crucial. We’ll discuss tax considerations and help you plan for your financial future post-divorce, ensuring the mediation agreement aligns with your financial goals.

Court-ordered vs. voluntary mediation

Understanding court-ordered and voluntary mediation helps you know what to expect. Whether mandated by the court or chosen voluntarily, mediation has the potential to save time and reduce conflict. We’ll guide you through either process, ensuring you’re prepared for mediation at any stage.

Considering divorce? Our Frisco divorce mediation attorney can help.

Navigating mediation requires a knowledgeable and empathetic approach. As your Frisco divorce mediation attorney, we’re committed to providing the guidance and support needed to achieve a resolution that protects your interests and lays a foundation for your future.

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