What is Mediation
Mediation is the moderated discussion between two or more parties in conflict. It is moderated by a neutral third party, the mediator, with the goal of coming to an agreement all parties can adhere to moving forward. Mediation is a confidential and voluntary process. Confidential means that whatever you say in mediation will not be repeated outside the mediation by the mediator. If the mediation is not successful and you go to court or another legal proceeding, the mediator cannot be subpoenaed or required to testify in court, nor can any/all records or paperwork be used in the court proceeding.
Why should I hire an attorney for my divorce
In Texas it is true you do not need an attorney to file for a divorce. However, divorces are a complicated and emotionally driven matter. Without the expert guidance of logic driven counsel, you may find that you end up worse off than if you did retain counsel.
Limited Scope Representation
Limited Scope Representation provides specific legal services to a client rather than handling a client’s case from beginning to end. This form of legal practice is also referred to as unbundled legal services or simply "a la Carte." A client filed their petition for divorce themselves but needs an attorney to assist with the hearing? This is an unbundled service. Already have a will but want an attorney to read it over, update or advise on changes? This is also an unbundled service. Pay for what you need, remove what you do not.
More information on Limited Scope Representation can be found on https://www.texasatj.org/limited-scope-representation.