Family Law Mediation & Arbitration
Alternative Dispute Resolution for Texas Family Law Clients
Our firm provides mediation services for couples and families. Our family
law attorneys understand how to facilitate cooperation and encourage the
process of working together toward a mutually agreeable goal. Keep reading
to learn why
Godwin Bowman & Martinez is the right choice for alternate dispute resolution (ADR) options such
as mediation and arbitration.
Learn About Alternate Dispute Resolution
Avoiding litigation is a worthy goal. Methods of alternate dispute resolution
are available to families, allowing them to avoid the costly and time-consuming
Two forms of alternate dispute resolution are mediation and arbitration:
Mediation is the process of allowing a neutral third party or “mediator”
to help both parties in a dispute resolve their differences in a controlled
setting where cooperation and mutual satisfaction are the goal. The mediator
does not advocate on behalf of either party or force a settlement or decision.
The mediator simply suggests dispute resolution methods and ideas, and
facilitates discussion and collaboration.
Arbitration involves the oversight of a third party or “arbitrator” over
a family law case. Both parties are typically represented by their respective
attorneys. The parties either voluntarily agree to abide by the decision
of the arbitrator or arbitrators who oversee their case, or to simply
view the decision of the arbitrator as in an advisory light. Should the
parties agree to abide by the decision or “award,” then this
is enforceable in court.
For more information, call
Godwin Bowman & Martinez
today at (214) 939-4400.