Texas residents facing a divorce may be aware of the emotional rollercoaster that can sometimes go along with the divorce process. Thankfully, there are many avenues available to help make the process as easy as possible for all parties. A recent article discussing mediation and arbitration may be useful information for those facing divorce.
When emotions are heated, having a mediator can be beneficial. Having a neutral party that can help diffuse any situations that may arise can help both parties involved. A mediator is also used to open the lines of communication between couples. Topics such as property division, financial decisions, and child custody are just a few of the topics that can be covered during mediation. More and more courts are requiring couples to attempt mediation before a court hearing.
If mediation doesn't resolve the issues, an arbitrator could be appointed. An arbitrator is typically used when all other forms of communication have failed. This person will have the power to review all information and make an unbiased decision based on facts only. In this situation, no communication with the couple takes place.
Any Texas resident in need of assistance during their divorce may want to research the best way to handle their particular situation. Mediation or arbitration could both be options, but there are several other options a person could choose. By having an understanding of one's rights, they can have realistic expectations regarding what they are entitled to. Taking a proactive approach can also prove beneficial when determining the best way to move forward with any necessary action.
Source: Huffington Post, "Your Demeanor Can Affect Your Divorce Mediation," R. L. Nave, July 23, 2013