The team at Capps Law Firm, PLLC listens closely to each client. We can help you decide how to address your family law issues – whether you are best served by representation, mediation, or collaborative law.

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How Can Divorce With Mediation Save You Money?

Individuals who have experienced a divorce or who are presently dealing with a divorce, understand first-hand the difficulties of the undertaking. The thought of divorce brings out powerful emotional baggage in many individuals. Feelings of disaster, regret, and anxiety arise. Along with the agony of the broken marital relationship, you now must handle the emotional and the financial tension of splitting up. Many of the preconceived notions we have about divorce centers on the few cases that go to trial. The reality is that litigating a divorce could be outrageously costly, but not many cases of divorce will ever make it to trial. Mediation is a favorable alternative to litigation. It is often a one-day event that requires a clear negotiation strategy, and that is where an attorney may be of help to you.


Working with an attorney as your mediator

Since the court does not have the time or means to thoroughly understand the ins and outs of your family, they encourage exclusive negotiations. The court may order you to proceed to mediation, co-parenting classes, or another proceeding before your case may move forward to trial. Quite a few individuals have accepted this particular direction toward exclusive negotiations. They have chosen attorneys as their mediators to help them negotiate a settlement with no court participation. By selecting this route, you can decrease the costs of your divorce as well as decide for yourself what is suitable for the desires of your family.

Mediation continues to be utilized as an effective alternative to litigation in several areas of law including family law. It’s understandable that during a divorce, sentiments are running higher and being seated down face to face to solve your marriage issues probably are not a pleasurable thought. However, a mediator can supply you with a safe atmosphere to freely speak about your problems and help you work in the direction of a communal arrangement. Challenges such as child custody may benefit even more from your readiness to mediate, because your children are special and judgments made by you can take into account their specific necessities.


Cost-Effective Settlement Negotiations

Collaborative law provides another cost-effective substitute for litigation. In collaborative law, settlement negotiations are an on-going process and always includes legal counsel for both parties. This usually occurs when both sides have agreed not to involve the court.  The fee for collaborative law is higher than mediation, but it may be significantly less expensive when compared to litigating your divorce. Using collaborative law may be interesting simply because each side may profit from an attorney’s presentation while eliminating the risk and cost of litigation.


For Mediation Bookings

To book a half day mediation with Kelly Capps, please Schedule Here.

To book a full day mediation with Kelly Capps, please Schedule Here.

Kelly J. Capps is licensed in Texas, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. and is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.Virginia and D.C. do not offer certification in family law and have no procedure for approving a certifying organization, Capps Law Firm, PLLC, serves clients in Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, West Lake Hills and elsewhere in Texas.