When You and Your Spouse Cannot Agree
Some divorcing couples really want to have an uncontested divorce, but they can’t because they are fighting over something in the divorce. Maybe custody, maybe retirement, a pet, or a car loan. Whatever the argument is, this service seeks to be solution.
We Will Mediate Your Divorce Online, and Solve the Arguement.
You submit your information about your estate and children (if applicable) to us. Our Lawyer will interview both spouses on the telephone individually.
We Will Send You a Divorce Settlemennt Agreement
After listening to your case from both parties, and reviewing your estate information, we will create a settlement proposal, and email it to you.
Why This Can Really Help You
Having handled hundreds of Texas Divorces across numerous cities, our Cook & Cook Lawyers will know a possible likely judicial outcome of your case, and your settlement agreement will show you what that outcome is. Even if the spouses do not like the outcome, this exercise can really help you know whether a contested divorce is worth the enormous investment,
What Does This Online Divore Mediation Service Cost?
$1,200 ($600 per spouse).
What if We Don’t Want to Sign Off On the Settlement Agreement?
You don’t have to. Mediation is non-binding. So, if the parties do not wish to sign the proposal when they receive it, they don’t have to.
What Happens After the Mediation is Over?
If you both sign, then we forward you a list of 3 lawyers, all prepared to process the divorce case on the terms agreed to. All 3 lawyers are outside Cook & Cook, to ensure we are meeting confict of interest rules of the State of Texas. All 3 lawyers will charge between $850 and $2,000 to process the remainder of the divorce case. (Note that by the time you hire this mediation service, and the outside lawyer we offer, you will pay from $2,050 – 3,200, but the entire divorce will be completed for both sides.
What if We Don’t Both Sign the Mediated Settlement Agreement?
This means that you have a contested divorce, and even despite your efforts, you will both need to hire lawyers for the next step in your case. In other words, you will still benefit from having gotten through mediation, which if ordered, is obligatory before your final hearing, but now it is time to prepare for the a final trial.
Will Cook & Cook Handle the Final Trial?
If you have hired us to mediate your case, Texas Law prohibits us from thereafter representing either side in a divorce. We will provide you with a list of lawyers you can select, or you may choose outside counsel of your choice. We want your investment to save you in legal fees by the end, so we always readily turn over the information we’ve collected, including our settlement agreement to save your next lawyer from additional time needed. It is our goal to help your case, not hurt it, either from a settlement standpoint or a financial one.
It is important to recognize that divorce is a process, and that when spouses cannot readily start out with an uncontested divorce, this is a very good method for proceeding because it gently eases you into figuring out what the issues will be, and some solutions for coming to a resolution.
Is Divorce Mediation the Same as Filing for Divorce?
No, in fact, divorce mediation can happen before the case is filed, or after the case is filed. It can work for couples that have already hired lawyers, or for couples that do not have attorneys. The point is that a third party hears both sides of the story, and creates a settlement for the parties. This will be a good way to understand a possible outcome of the divorce case if it goes to a Judge, from lawyers who have seen hundreds of cases finalize in Texas. This is also a convenient solution because it does not require that the parties will leave the house in order to complete this online divorce mediation.