Most family law cases yield stress and expense that leave parties bitter by the time a resolution is handed down. With a skilled mediator and arbitrator, however, you can lessen the emotional and financial impact of your case as you work with your partner toward an amicable outcome. At Ortega, McGlashan, Hicks & Perez, PLLC, our El Paso divorce lawyers provide our clients with effective mediation and arbitration services in divorce, child custody, child support, and spousal support cases. We serve all of Texas and New Mexico.
To learn more about taking a collaborative approach to divorce, call (915) 206-5154 and take advantage of our free consultations.
What Is Mediation?
Simply put, mediation is a negotiation technique that requires you and your partner to sit with a mediator and negotiate a fair resolution to your case, as opposed to having a judge hand down a ruling. Unlike court proceedings, mediation is private and confidential. The negotiations are designed for both parties to have a say in the result of their case and come to an agreement. Mediation is an effective means of resolution for clients going through family law issues, because it sets the stage for workable relationships going forward.
What Is Arbitration?
Like mediation, arbitration also uses a neutral third party to hear a confidential case. However, in arbitration, an arbiter will ultimately make the final decision after hearing both sides, as opposed to a mediator, who allows the clients to come to a decision themselves. Our firm will look at the details surrounding your case to decide whether mediation or arbitration is best for your future.
Taking a Collaborative Approach to Your Texas or New Mexico Family Law Case
Mediation and arbitration offer numerous benefits in resolving family law matters:
- They save time
- They cut down on stress
- They are less expensive
- They offer privacy and confidentiality
- Spouses or partners have more of a say in the outcome
- Spouses or partners often maintain a positive relationship afterward
The essential aspect of mediation or arbitration is the willingness of both sides to go through with it. Our El Paso divorce attorneys will take the time to sit down with you and discuss your options to ensure that mediation or arbitration is right for your unique situation.
To learn more, give our knowledgeable attorneys at call at (915) 206-5154.