Fort Worth Mediation Attorney
Settling disputes can range from simple, straightforward negotiations to long, complex court battles. One of the phases that will determine the type of case is mediation, the initial process of settling a conflict before deciding a trial. Sherman Law is one of the most trusted names in Fort Worth when it comes to handling family law matters.
How Mediations are Handled in Texas
The State of Texas does not require mediation, but most judges ask for it or at least an attempt to mediate before proceeding to court. Most mediation scenarios involve parties in separate rooms with their respective lawyers while a mediator acts as the bridge and messenger. If the exploration and negotiation phase render successful and both parties have reached a mediated settlement agreement, then a trial is no longer necessary.
It is important to note that mediation is a voluntary process. Sherman Law understands that parties might not be in the most civil or agreeable state, so we tell our clients that seeing the other party is not needed. Most successful mediations in Texas happened without the personal meeting of parties.
Types of Mediation
- Facilitative Mediation – The mediator assists parties by asking questions, validating points of interest and dispute, and gathering and summarizing information given.
- Evaluative Mediation – The mediator has a bigger role in the decision-making and determining the outcome. He/she can point out the strengths and weaknesses of the case, give opinions, and make formal or informal recommendations.
- Transformative Meditation – The ideal goal is to aid parties in reconciliation. Both parties are encouraged to recognize each other’s needs, interests, and point of view in order to foster a more peaceful mediation.
- Court-Mandated Meditation – The court mandates both parties to engage in mediation in the interest of settling the dispute in a faster and cost-effective manner.
Why Sherman Law Firm?
Are you about to face a mediation process without a trusted lawyer by your side? Rest assured that Sherman Law is here to help you get what is fair for you and your family. We are ready to fight tooth and nail for your rights in court as well as handle negotiations patiently and professionally in mediation.
Time is of the essence when it comes to handling a dispute. This is why we strongly urge you to contact us today for a free consultation so we can get started.