San Angelo Divorce Mediation Basics
San Angelo divorce mediation with Dr. Earwicker can be an alternative to lengthy, public court battles. A divorce mediator can assist with a settlement agreement on issues like property division, alimony (called “spousal maintenance” in Texas), child support, child custody, and more. In San Angelo, couples can then file the marital settlement agreement with the court as an uncontested divorce, simplifying the procedures and costs associated with filing for divorce. This is called “agreed divorce” under Texas law. You can save time and money by first working with a mediator to resolve your disputes and then file an uncontested divorce in San Angelo. And mediation can also help with other, ongoing disputes, even after the divorce is final.
Also, in some cases, a judge may order or refer divorce or child custody cases to mediation. (Tex. Fam. Code §§ 6.602(a), 153.0071(c) (2021)). If you have experienced domestic abuse, mediation may not be the best option for resolving divorce disputes. Even so, a judge may still require mediation, but prevent any direct contact between you and your spouse. (Tex. Fam. Code § 6.602(d) (2021)).
For more information on San Angelo divorce mediation, visit DivorceNet’s page on divorce in Texas.
Divorce mediation offers a number of advantages, including:
- lower cost,
- freedom to make informed decisions,
- control, and
You and your spouse control the outcome of divorce mediation, not the courts.
For divorce mediation to be successful, it’s important that both spouses engage in good faith. Mediation will likely not be successful if one spouse is more interested in harming the other spouse than resolving disputes over property or child custody arrangements. If both spouses engage in good faith, though, mediation can save significant time and money for both spouses.