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Should You Consider a Mediated Divorce?

Divorce proceedings in the US have a reputation for being inherently adversarial. When many people think of the word divorce, they imagine former spouses fighting tooth and nail over of the terms of the divorce agreement. While this can happen in some cases, divorce is not always adversarial. There are options for negotiating divorce agreements, such as mediation, that help foster cooperation between ex-spouses who cannot agree on the terms of their divorce. Mediation has advantages over a traditional divorce. It is likely to be less expensive. During mediation, you and your ex-spouse create the terms of your divorce with the help of a neutral third party (a licensed mediator). Mediation also encourages cooperation, which can make divorce easier on families. However, mediation is not a good option for everyone. Former spouses must be willing to compromise for the process to work. If you are easily intimidated by your ex-spouse…
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Jared Julian Receives Board Certified Family Law Attorney Designation

We are proud to announce that Jared W. Julian has been designated a board certified family law attorney by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS). It is a major accomplishment to become a board certified attorney in Texas. Unlike other practicing attorneys in Texas, board certified attorneys can represent themselves as specialists in their practice areas. There are more than 100,000 attorneys who can practice law in Texas, but only a small percentage have received this designation. Attorneys must meet stringent and ongoing requirements before and after they become certified. Applicants must have been in practice for a minimum of five years. In addition, an applicant must demonstrate three years of substantial involvement in an area of law. TBLS requires applicants to complete approved continuing legal education (CLE) courses. Applicants must be vetted by qualified peers. TBLS applicants must furnish references from five qualified sources. Applicants must demonstrate a…
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Can Mediation Make Divorce Easier on My Family?

Mediation is an option for divorce that does not receive enough discussion. If spouses are on the fence about the divorce terms, but feel that they can cooperate with each other, then mediation is an option that could be considered. A mediated divorce could be much easier on your family than a contested divorce, where the parties do not agree on the terms. Mediation allows you and your spouse to work with a neutral third party (the mediator) to create divorce terms. It could be easier on your family for reasons that include but are not limited to: It may be cheaper: With mediation, you and your spouse can schedule appoints with a mediator off of work hours. Attorneys’ fees may be more expensive with a traditional divorce. A less expensive divorce option means more money that you could spend on your family. It encourages cooperation: Children may be caught…
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