San Antonio mediation is one way to settle your divorce case without having to resort to fighting everything out in court. In San Antonio mediation, both sides are usually separated in two rooms. The mediator, who acts as a referee, is someone who is well-qualified in settling family law disputes. He or she facilitates settlement by taking proposals for settlement back and forth between the two parties in an attempt to reach an amicable agreement.
A mediator encourages and facilitates communications between the spouses to promote reaching a voluntary settlement. A mediator does not however, render a decision on the issues in dispute. Some key advantages of mediation include:
Depending on how long it takes for the parties to negotiate a fair agreement, mediation can vary in length. After considering the complexity of the case, your San Antonio divorce attorney can give you an estimate on how long mediation may last.
Once an agreement is reached, the mediator puts the agreement in writing. Your attorneys will then compose a more formal document which will be presented to the court for signature. The agreement is a binding and irrevocable contract once it is signed by both spouses.
San Antonio Mediation can usually be completed in under a day. While the cost can range from a few hundreds to a few thousands of dollars per day, it's much less expensive than battling in court. Best of all, mediation is usually successful: statistics show that in San Antonio family law cases, San Antonio mediation works over 90% of the time.
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