Updated: Jun 9, 2022
Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process used as a means to resolve legal conflicts amicably. It involves an impartial mediator who guides parties through their divorce. This confidential process encourages the parties to explore solutions and obtain a mutual agreement through voluntary settlement procedures. In Texas, most judges require the parties to mediate a family case before a trial can be granted.
Advantages of Mediation
Mediation in family law cases can have enormous financial benefits. Mediation generally takes less time to complete, and therefore, the cost is significantly reduced compared to trying to settle through court. Going to trial is very expensive, and the total cost is highly unpredictable and often exceeds benefits.
The most significant factor impacting children’s mental and emotional well-being during a divorce is the degree of conflict between parents. A litigated and adversarial relationship can increase stress and conflict and leave long-lasting emotional scars, thereby putting the health of the children at risk. This is especially the case when children are involved in a custody dispute. Divorce mediation is a professionally guided solution-focused process that focuses on reaching an agreement that all parties involved can be satisfied with. This will translate to a more stable mental and emotional state for the children involved.
Saves Time and Stress
Months and years may pass before getting the chance to appear before a judge during trial. Mediation usually occurs early in the process, and an agreement by both parties can be obtained in significantly less time. This shortens the period of anxiety caused by unresolved tensions and unknown outcomes tremendously, allowing the parties involved to move forward and work on the adjustment process.
Stay in Control
Mediators help and guide individuals on their financial, parental, and legal options so that the parties involved can make informed choices about what is best for their families. During a mediation, the family is in control of the decisions as opposed to the court. Divorce mediation can make it possible for both parties to agree on the outcomes of the divorce mutually, which can translate to a smoother recovery process.
A mediator assists the parties in reaching an agreement, but the parties are the ones who will decide on a mutually agreeable resolution. The parties negotiate with each other through the mediator, and the mediator can communicate to both parties about exactly what the options they present entail. This allows them to work together and reach an agreement that is designed to accommodate their exact circumstances.
Although there are many cases where it is ideal, divorce mediation is not suitable for everyone. Marriages involving domestic violence, financial abuse, criminal activity, etc. are best resolved within the court system to ensure the safety and security of all parties.
Kamal Law Firm PLLC can assist you.
At Kamal Law firm PLLC our mediator can evaluate your case and determine whether or not mediation is suitable for your divorce. Attorney Farah Kamal, has over ten years of experience in divorce mediation. With her unique
perspective and professional expertise of divorce cases, Attorney Kamal is an excellent resource to work with.
Attorney Farah Kamal is a certified mediator in the state of Texas. She provides her unique insights into the whole process and helps facilitate transparent communication and effective conflict resolution by conducting Family law mediations as part of her professional practice. Her knowledge of religious and cultural sensitivity will help parties reach an agreement that is favorable and meets each client’s specific requirements.
Kamal Law Firm, PLLC also specializes in handling Islamic or Muslim divorce cases that would like to be carried out through the Islamic Law process. This form of divorce is prevalent among people belonging to the Islamic faith that seek to divorce their spouses religiously as well legally.