Mediation is currently the most popular method used by parties to settle their case. Simply defined, mediation is the process in which a mediator assists both the parties and their attorneys in negotiating a settlement. Under Texas law, a mediator must be a qualified and neutral person who is not connected with the case. Interestingly, it is quite common for retired judges to become mediators.
The agreement that is reached in mediation is written into a contract called a Mediated Settlement Agreement, which is then signed by the parties in the presence of the mediator and the parties’ attorneys. A Mediated Settlement Agreement is immediately binding upon the parties and cannot be revoked. Nevertheless, mediation is still considered by most parties in divorce and family law to be a favorable alternative to litigation because it is cost effective and flexible.
The attorneys of Myres & Associates, PLLC prepare for and participate in mediations on a daily basis. Because of this, our firm has developed strong professional relationships with several prominent mediators located in and around the Houston area. Our firm is careful to select the mediator who is best suited to each client’s individual personality and needs!