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Galveston Mediation Attorney
Family Lawyer in Kemah, TX Serving All of Galveston County
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.
What Is Mediation?
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.
What Are the Different 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 A Galveston Mediation Attorney?
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,
I have been serving clients for over 30 years and have extensive experience in the litigation of family law, divorce and custody matters.
A 1-hour phone or video consultation is available upon request. All consultations are $100 and that fee will be credited towards client retainers upon hiring me.
From Start to Finish
Every client that retains me gets me. I handle every case from start to finish and never hand my clients over to an assistant.
Treats Clients Like Family
At Karenko Law Firm, I treat every client as an extension of my family. I understand that they are going through a rough time and it is important for me to provide a calm, safe and welcoming environment.
Licensed in 3 States
I currently hold active licenses in the following 3 states, Florida, Michigan, and Texas.
“Mrs. Karenko is more than an attorney, she is a mentor, mediator, and sometimes a mom to her clients. She really works her best to find the best solutions to some of the most complex and sensitive family issues.”- Kingsey
“Ms. Karenko is an outstanding lawyer. I had a very difficult and complex divorce and she was wonderful. She is caring and has an excellent reputation with other lawyers and Judges.”- Previous Client
“The Karenko law firm really helped me through a rough time in my life; they are extremely professional and helped to keep me clam/relaxed through the entire process. They are honest and will fight to make sure you get out of the situation as quick as possi”- Wyatt
“Her advice and encouragement have gotten me through this-the WORST CHAPTER in my life. Juliann is a family law genius and I am so lucky to have had her on my side! She cares deeply about her clients and works hard for a positive outcome.”- Sarah
“MY FIGHT IS FINALLY OVER!!! She was amazing! I highly recommend her! She spoke to me like a friend, explaining every question I had in detail. I always felt confident every time I walked into the court room with her & never had a doubt that we would no”- Traci