Effectively Resolve A Civil Dispute Through Mediation
When you imagine a legal dispute, you might picture long, combative court battles. However, not every disagreement needs a trial. For some issues, you could work with the other party in a more positive setting.
The Law Office of Lisa Richardson, P.C., has experience with reaching solutions through mediation. Our attorneys can help you address co-parenting issues, property division in divorce and other legal disputes outside of court. Even when the matter at hand is complex, mediation can be effective.
Why Choose Mediation?
There are several potential benefits of choosing mediation instead of traditional litigation, including:
- Saving time: Reaching a settlement is often faster than in court, which often requires you to wait for trial dates and document processing. The duration of mediation depends on your individual circumstances.
- Saving money: Because mediation is often faster than trial, it is usually more affordable. You can reduce court fees and other legal costs.
- Gaining more control: In a trial, the judge ultimately decides the outcome. However, mediation allows you to negotiate on your own terms. Your attorney can help you design a creative solution that maximizes your interests.
- Retaining privacy: Court records are public unless you get approval to seal certain information, but even sealed records are often partially publicly accessible. Mediation gives you a private venue to discuss intimate details of your family life and finances.
Mediation can be a good alternative to litigation, although some cases still require court. For example, parenting arrangements must still have final court approval to ensure that they match the child’s best interests. Our lawyers value transparency and communication throughout the process so that you know what to expect.
The Role Of The Mediator
The goal of mediation is to help both parties negotiate a mutually agreeable arrangement or resolution. A mediator, therefore, does not make final decisions or tell you what to do. Instead, they listen carefully, guide the conversation and suggest various options for your case.
It is important to choose your mediator carefully. Our lead attorney, Lisa Richardson, is a certified mediator through the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. She has extensive mediation experience, allowing us to provide insightful guidance for each case.
Consult With A Certified Mediator Or Attorney
Whether you seek a mediator or a lawyer for your case, the Law Office of Lisa Richardson, P.C., is ready to help you. Email us in Round Rock or call 512-255-8900 to discuss your case with us. We offer a 30-minute initial consultation for $100 so that you can discover whether mediation is the right choice for you.