Amicable, Efficient Dispute Resolution
Although family law cases have traditionally been considered a lengthy, expensive and contentious affair, it does not need to be. Increasingly, people are seeking more efficient solutions that do not require the public disputes between spouses in front of their children. And the legal landscape of family and divorce law has evolved to accommodate this approach with a number of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods available for divorcing spouses and others seeking favorable outcomes to family law issues.
At Krieger & Ongert, Attorneys at Law, we have been on the cutting edge of the ADR evolution in Texas family law. Although there are many mediators who have been doing this for five to 10 years, our lawyers were there at the beginning as part of the initial team implementing family law mediation and collaborative law in the Galveston County courts. With decades of experience, we bring an exceptional degree of knowledge and creativity to our ADR practice, which helps clients obtain personally tailored results in a much more favorable process.
The most advantageous aspect of ADR in divorce and family law is that the outcome remains in the hands of the parties rather than the hands of the judge. This allows us to come up with more creative parenting plans and arrangements for other matters that will be more perfectly tailored to our clients' individualized needs.
Family Law Mediation And Collaborative Law In Houston And The Surrounding Areas
We represent clients in ADR processes in a range of divorce and family law matters, including high-conflict divorce issues. The primary ADR methods for family law include mediation and collaborative law:
- Mediation: Mediation is a process by which both parties meet with a neutral facilitator to discuss the various issues in a divorce or other family law dispute. Our divorce mediators can prepare you for the mediation and represent you in the mediation itself to make sure your interests are protected and that you arrive at mutual solutions that will be beneficial to you. Mediation is required in all Texas divorces, so it is wise to work with an experienced attorney and make the most of this process, which can save you a tremendous amount of time, cost and stress.
- Collaborative law: Collaborative law is similar to mediation, with the parties meeting together to formulate solutions to their disputes. The primary difference in collaborative law is that the attorneys agree that they will not continue representing their respective clients in court if any of the unsolved issues are litigated. This provides incentive for everyone to resolve matters effectively and it fosters openness and honesty in the negotiations.
We represent clients in custody, division of assets, spousal support and child support mediation. The court will need to approve any agreements you make in mediation or collaborative law, so it is critical to make sure all agreements are coherent under the law as well as agreeable for the parties involved. We have the experience and flexibility to help you work with the other party to come up with solutions that will be favorable to you, acceptable to the other side and equitable in the eyes of the court.
At Krieger & Ongert, Attorneys at Law, we represent clients in ADR and we also serve as neutral facilitators. We are mobile and flexible, as well, willing to meet for mediations in various locations.
Contact Krieger & Ongert, Attorneys at Law
To schedule a consultation to discuss alternative dispute resolution methods for your divorce or family law dispute, call 281-486-8125 or contact us online.