Mediation Attorneys in Frisco
Resolving Civil and Business Disputes with Mediation in North Texas
Mediation is a cost-effective and time-saving alternative to taking a dispute to court. It’s proven so effective that Texas courts encourage – and sometimes order – parties to attempt a mediated settlement before setting a date for trial. You can choose to try mediation at any time before you go to court, even if you’ve already begun litigation.
In North Texas, the law firm of Albin Oldner Law, PLLC stands out as a provider of mediation services for a wide range of family law, civil law and business law matters. Two of our attorneys are mediators with extensive training and experience in mediation methods.
The Mediation Process
The mediation process is private and confidential. A trained neutral professional helps the parties explore possible solutions to their conflict. The mediator does not make any decisions nor does the mediator act as judge or legal advisor. Rather, she/he facilitates the exchange of information and settlement alternatives between parties, promoting understanding and resolution.
The mediation sessions usually take place in our Frisco law office. Your attorney can represent you throughout the process if you choose.
During a session, our Frisco mediator talks privately to each party to determine where to focus the negotiations. These conversations are entirely confidential — our mediator is forbidden from disclosing information to the other party or to the court. The mediator then meets with both sides together to help you resolve the issues in dispute. At the conclusion of a successful mediation, the terms of your agreement are drafted into a settlement contract that a judge can approve.
Common benefits of mediation include:
- Saves money: Mediation is typically less expensive than litigation. You can save money in attorneys’ fees, discovery, trial preparation and court costs.
- Faster resolution: A packed Collins County court docket can seriously delay your case. Mediation usually takes only one session, allowing you to reach an agreement in a timely manner.
- Emphasizes cooperation: The mediation process is built around finding common ground and negotiating a resolution that is fair to all parties.
- Preserves relationships: Litigation can permanently damage relationships that you might prefer to preserve — such as with a family member or a business partner. Mediation minimizes the hostility, resentment and stress that can arise during litigation.
- You are in control: You make the decisions during mediation, not a judge. You have the power to accept certain terms and reject others. You can even walk away if negotiations stall. In the courtroom, the judge or jury decides your fate.
- Retains confidentiality: Trial documents are usually a matter of public record. With mediation, parties can agree to keep terms of the negotiations and settlement private.
When to Use Mediation
- Family Law Mediation: If you want to pursue alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for any kind of family law-related issues that you want to avoid the courtroom for; mediation may be right for you.
- Divorce: Mediation can be a welcome option for couples seeking to negotiate the division of marital assets, child custody and access and even spousal support. The size of your marital estate does not matter. Our firm has handled divorce mediation for celebrities, NFL and MLB players, and business owners.
- Business Disputes: Mediation is just as effective in resolving business disputes. Albin Oldner Law, PLLC mediators have mediated (and arbitrated) breach of contract cases, player-agent contract disputes for professional athletes, and business disputes involving construction law, real estate law, insurance cases and employment law.
Use the Power of Mediation to Resolve Your Business Dispute
Talk to a Frisco mediation attorney at our firm to see if mediation is a good choice for you. Or schedule a half-day or full-day mediation.