Mediation Attorney in Galveston
Family legal issues can be complicated and emotional, which can make matters
even more stressful and problematic when you have to deal with aggressive
hearings. As an alternative, choosing mediation for your family law or
divorce case can be considerably easier on you and your family.
If you and your family need legal help, whether you are seeking a divorce
or need assistance renegotiating child support, I can help. I, Attorney
Juliann Karenko, will use my professional knowledge to offer legal advice
to enable you and your family to make fair, amicable legal agreements.
To learn more about mediation, call today at (409) 515-7063
Mediation is becoming more and more popular as families strive to find
less invasive ways to deal with their legal issues in a healthy, fair
way. Rather than going through litigation, mediation allows the family
or couple to handle their disputes and agreements with a neutral third
party, their attorney, overseeing the arrangements. The attorney will
not make decisions for the family, as a judge will, but the presence of a 3rd party give mediation a more formal standard than if a family were to attempt
negotiations on their own.
Types of Mediation
Although it’s most commonly used in divorces, mediation can be used
for nearly every type of family legal issue. In any case where an unbiased
third party’s legal advice may come in handy, its likely mediation
is an option, at least in part.
Mediation may be used for the following issues:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Postnuptial agreements
- Prenuptial agreements
- Property distribution
- Spousal support
Why Choose Mediation?
The biggest benefit in choosing mediation is the ability to avoid the drawn-out,
often heated and emotionally exhausting court hearings that come up when
an issue is handled through litigation. When children are involved, it
is particularly important that you ensure they are emotionally stable
and guarded against the chaos that legal issues sometimes bring. Even
for adults, avoiding the stress and emotional turmoil of court hearings
can make divorce, custody agreements, and the like much more manageable.
Mediation is also significantly less expensive than litigation, and is
almost always a shorter process. Additionally, the decisions made in mediation
will not, ever, step beyond your control. In court the judge has the power
to order support payments or custody arrangements as he or she sees fit,
without the consent of either party. During mediation, on the other hand,
I will provide legal advice but each decision will always require the
consent of both parties before it becomes lawfully binding,
If you think mediation may be an option for you, contact me at The Karenko Law Firm PLLC
to discuss the particulars of your case.