What is Mediation? Why Am I Being Ordered To Do It?

Mediation is an informal process allowing parties to work with a neutral third party to help negotiate and settle conflicts. Mediators don’t take sides and are used for the sole purpose of trying to help people reach a settlement.

A high percentage of divorces are handled in mediation. In fact, most Dallas judges will want you to attend mediation first, to try to reach a settlement. They want the parties to agree to creative settlements that could not otherwise be ordered by a court during trial. Resolving disputes during this mediation process is very cost-effective. It can save both parties thousands of dollars.

Find out more information about the mediation process by requesting our free divorce book or reading our article on Using Mediation in a Divorce.