Mediation Can Be A Great Alternative To Litigation
During this period of Health uncertainty, Divorce Mediation Centers of America and The Easley Law Group advises Mediation if at all possible as:
Mediation takes less than a day and:
Can be done virtually if requested or in privacy of our office practicing social distancing
No Courthouse visit. They are closed
We file everything electronically with the court.
Involving a mediator in your Texas family law dispute can be an effective means to resolve differences that otherwise seem destined to be litigated. Why is this a good idea? Because no matter how much two parties appear to be at a stalemate regarding the important decisions that must be made in divorce, retaining control over the outcome is generally a far better option than putting those decisions in the hands of a judge or a jury that has a limited amount of information on which to base a decision.
Participants in mediation report higher satisfaction rates than people who litigate. Because the parties are actively involved in resolving the dispute, they are more committed to the settlement than people who go to trial.
The Law Office of Sharon M. Easley in Plano provides effective and affordable family law mediation. As a highly regarded and accomplished litigator who zealously advocates for her clients, attorney Sharon M. Easley is very well-suited to serve as a mediator, even in the most difficult of cases. In fact, her comprehensive knowledge of the Texas Family Code and her understanding of how judges and juries tend to rule on matters involving custody, property division and all other issues provide tremendous value to parties who enlist her services as a neutral mediator.
The How And Why Of Mediation
In mediation, Sharon serves as a neutral participant who helps both parties communicate clearly and understand the options available to them. She does not make decisions, nor does she advise either party on what is in their best interests. Texas courts have the discretion to order parties to mediate and often do, especially when children are involved. Up to 80 percent of cases settle following mediation. Our firm has a 100 percent settlement rate!
The mediator’s role is not intended to be a substitute for legal counsel, although Sharon does frequently serve as a mediator in pro se divorces (cases in which neither spouse hires a lawyer). Many times, mediation can be completed in a day and cost less than $1,000 per participant, which is a fraction of the cost of litigating.