Court is not the only way to solve legal disputes and it certainly isn't the cheapest. Two options outside of the courthouse are mediation and arbitration. In lieu of a judge, mediation uses an impartial guide or facilitator to help both parties come to an agreement. Though it is often ordered by a judge, whether or not you settle in mediation is completely voluntary. If you don't come to an … [Read more...] about Mediation vs Arbitration: What You Need To Know
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There's an old saying that "no [man] is an island". We are fortunately or unfortunately connected to those around us and they are affected by what we do. Especially in the case of two parents quarreling and affecting the children, in the case of employers making decisions that affect their customers and employees, and in the case of two neighbors fighting over property rights. Most of the time … [Read more...] about No One is an Island
Mediation as a method of alternative dispute resolution has steadily grown in popularity and use since the 1980s. Most people are familiar with the idea of court-ordered mediation for civil and family law cases. But many people don't know these facts about mediation; If you have a dispute with another party, you can choose to hire an impartial mediator and go to mediation before … [Read more...] about Mediation Isn’t Just for Big Cases Anymore!
Texas Law provides for binding mediated settlement agreements in family law cases. The purpose of this is to encourage Alternative Dispute Resolution. (settlement of a case by a method other than going to trial. Mediation and Arbitration are two methods of alternative dispute resolution). If you go to a family law mediation you may reach an agreement and be asked to sign a Mediated Settlement … [Read more...] about Binding Mediated Settlement Agreements in Texas Family Law and Child Safety