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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.

Understanding 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 third party gives 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, it’s likely mediation is an option, at least in part.

Mediation may be used for the following issues:

  • Divorce
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Postnuptial agreements
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Property distribution
  • Spousal support
  • Visitation

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.