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Foray Family Mediation, LLC

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Fort Bend County Divorce Mediator

Family Law and Divorce Mediation in Harris County

Filing for a divorce and the process that follows can be emotionally exhausting and expensive, but there are alternatives to contentious court-room litigation that have the potential to ease any hostility and lessen the financial burden for both spouses. One very common tactic couples use to get through a divorce in a collaborative manner is mediation. Even if you suspect that you and your spouse might end up in court because of strong disagreements or an abusive history, many judges in Texas may require that you attempt mediation first, so it is important to understand what mediation is, how decisions are made in mediation, and how the mediation process differs from litigation.

Unlike a courtroom hearing, mediation is confidential. This alone can make mediation an appealing strategy to spouses who are uncomfortable with airing their personal lives and private disputes in public. If a court requires that you mediate prior to taking your divorce to court, you will most likely meet with a court-appointed mediator. However, if you and your spouse choose to mediate because of all of the benefits it provides over litigation, you may choose a mediator who you prefer.

At Foray Family Mediation, LLC, we are passionate about helping divorcing couples reach mutual decisions that fairly benefit them and their children. Attorney Masah S. SamForay, Esq. thoroughly understands the divorce process and brings the knowledge and experience that she has gained through 15 years of being a divorce and domestic violence attorney to any discussion. A well-conducted mediation can result in fewer disputes between ex-spouses in the future, and she will help guide couples to a conclusion that both parties are happy with in order to ease into the next chapter of their lives and cater to their children's best interests.

How Can a Fort Bend County Mediator Help?

Mediators do not act as judges during the mediation process. They are trained to help facilitate a discussion, but not to pass judgment or steer decisions in a direction that they feel is best. For this reason, successful mediation results from spouses who listen, compromise, and put any resentment aside. Even if you are nervous about communicating openly with your soon-to-be ex-spouse, take confidence in the fact that some form of mediation helps resolve the vast majority of divorce proceedings in the country.

During your mediation sessions, you, your spouse, and your mediator will try to reach an agreement that both spouses are satisfied with regarding child custody, child support, alimony or spousal support, division of assets, and more. The only case in which the divorce process will be taken to court is if one or both spouses cannot reach an agreement. Unlike mediation, where couples can choose the outcome of their own divorce, litigation entails presenting documents, evidence, and arguments to a judge so that they may make a decision for the divorcing couple.

Even though divorce mediation technically only requires the spouses and a mediator, you are allowed to seek legal advice. However, since mediation is a collaborative effort, and mediators are trained to be impartial, attorneys cannot try to persuade a mediator to reach a decision as they would to a judge in a courtroom.

Reach Out to an Experienced Montgomery County Divorce Mediator

Mediation focuses on discussion and cooperation between spouses, and choosing the right mediator is an essential component of a successful and lasting divorce mediation. Contact Foray Family Mediation, LLC, to work with a highly-knowledgeable mediator who will use their extensive knowledge and experience of family law to facilitate a discussion and bring it to an amicable conclusion. To get in touch with Mediator Masah S. SamForay, Esq., call us at 346-241-1999. We serve clients in Houston, Richmond, Conroe, Katy, Cypress, Sugarland, Pasadena, and the surrounding area.

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