Family Law Mediation & Arbitration
Alternative Dispute Resolution for Texas Family Law Clients
Our firm provides mediation services for couples and families. Our Dallas
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 & Arbitration
Mediationis 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.
Arbitrationinvolves 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.