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What is Mediation in Family Law?

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) where parties utilize a third party (i.e., the mediator) to facilitate dialogue in the event of a dispute. Parties may choose mediation over traditional litigation if they feel they can resolve the dispute without a court order. In other cases, a court may order for both parties to go through a mediation process, such as in a child custody case. The mediation process can help parties save time, money, and stress. Alexandra Geczi, PLLC offers mediation services for divorce, child custody, and other family law situations. Contact us today to request a consultation.

Why Choose Alexandra Geczi, PLLC For Mediation?

Flexible, Private, Confidential

Those who are looking to hire Alexandra or a mediator from her team to mediate their case as an unbiased third party, contact us today! We have two comfortable conference rooms, as well as free WiFi, printing, phone, and fax services, and our building provides ample free parking. We will provide drinks and refreshments for all mediations, and lunch is included for full-day mediations.

Benefits for parties interested in the mediation process:

  • You don’t have to talk to your spouse or ex.
  • You maintain control over the outcome of your case.
  • You save yourself the money and stress associated with litigation.
  • You get free parking and a convenient location to settle your case.
  • You can stay fueled and alert with complimentary beverages and gourmet snacks.

Benefits for attorneys who choose us to help mediate a dispute:

  • You have the opportunity to settle your case with an experienced, highly successful mediator.
  • You stay productive with free WiFi.
  • You get to be a superhero for your client.

When to Use Mediation in Family Law

Mediation can be applied in a variety of situations, including, but not limited to, discussion of:

  • Visitation schedules
  • Relocation
  • Marital agreements
  • Alimony
  • Property division
  • Family businesses

Mediation may be voluntary or court-ordered. However, even if it is court-ordered, the mediator only facilitates the process — it is the parties themselves that determine the conditions of any settlement reached. This allows the parties to maintain control over their dispute rather than accepting something imposed by a judge. In addition, any formal settlement reached through mediation is binding and legally enforceable.

The Family Law Mediation Process

The first step to mediation is the introductory meeting between the parties and the mediator. Depending on the situation, the mediator may meet with both parties at the same time, at different times, or both. If given pre-mediation documents, the mediator will share what they believe is the issue that needs resolving. They will then go over the process of mediation and the protocol to follow.After the introductory process, each party will have the opportunity to share their side of the story. Once both parties have spoken, the mediator will ask both parties for factual information, evidence, and any other pertinent information so both parties can come to an agreement. Issues will be identified and summarized.

Once the problem is identified, there are several paths the parties can take. One option is for the mediator to propose a solution in front of both parties to amend until they can compromise on an agreeable solution to the dispute.

Another option is for the mediator to meet with each party separately (and confidentially) in order to reach a solution. This option allows each party to disclose their fears and desires with full confidence. If both parties come to an agreement, then they can put their agreement in writing and draft up a court order. If the mediation process is not successful, then both parties will have to follow through with a court order.

Alexandra Geczi, PLLC offers mediation services in two ways:

  • Representing you at a mediation session
  • As a mediator who facilitates communication between opposing parties
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