For many couples in Texas and throughout the country, mediation could be an effective alternative to resolving a divorce case in court. One of the key benefits of going through mediation is the ability to have more control over the process. During the mediation process, both sides work with a trained professional to work through problems and express their needs. Another benefit of mediation is that it often costs less than litigation.

Although a mediator may charge the same amount a traditional divorce attorney does, the case can be resolved in less time. However, those who want to keep costs to a minimum should consider going through mediation online. This allows individuals to meet at a time and place that is convenient for them instead of having to travel to a mediator’s office to hold talks. In addition to saving time on the talks themselves, an agreement may be processed faster.

Online mediation may be worth pursuing in cases where multiple sessions could be needed to get to the final agreement. Prior to engaging in online mediation, it is a good idea to determine if a court allows for mediation to be conducted via a computer or other device as opposed to in person. Regardless of the type of mediation a couple engages in, it may result in a timely resolution to a divorce case.

Working with a mediator may make it easier for a divorcing couple to resolve property division, alimony or other issues in a civil and timely manner. It may also be possible to develop a parenting plan that can be submitted to a judge for approval. Mediators might also help parents resolve disputes related to child custody or visitation during settlement talks or after the divorce has been completed.