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Mediation Services for Amicable Divorce With Children in Collin County, TX

The divorce process in Texas can be complicated, especially when there is conflict between the spouses regarding issues like property division, child custody, and child support. A contested divorce can not only be costly from a financial standpoint, it can also be damaging to the mental health and relationships of everyone involved, especially the spouses and their children. However, there is another way to reach a resolution while avoiding much of this conflict. In an agreed divorce, you and your spouse can come to a mutual agreement that serves your family's interests.

At Divorce Mediation Centers of America, we understand that an agreed divorce may be easier said than done, and our goal is to help you address any disagreements or obstacles that you may encounter. Our network of mediators has extensive experience helping spouses resolve all aspects of the divorce process, and we can help you reach a resolution as well.

Issues to Address in an Agreed Divorce in Texas

You may be aware that Texas offers a simplified divorce resolution method known as uncontested divorce, which is sometimes available to couples who have no real estate property or children under the age of 18. If you have children and more substantial marital property, you will not qualify for an uncontested divorce, but you can still reach a resolution without involving lawyers. In an agreed divorce, you and your spouse must come to a consensus on all of the following issues:

  • Division of marital assets - Texas law requires a divorcing couple to fairly divide their community property. Your community property includes most assets acquired while you were married, such as homes and other real estate properties, bank accounts, retirement accounts, businesses, and other valuables.
  • Spousal support - If your income, assets, and earning abilities will be limited without your spouse, you may want to try to include spousal maintenance, sometimes called support or alimony, in the terms of your divorce resolution.
  • Child custody and visitation - Divorcing parents must decide how to share parental responsibilities and time with their children after the divorce, through an arrangement that considers the children's best interests.
  • Child support - Parents must also come to an understanding regarding the payment of child support to provide for the child's basic needs related to their care, health, and education, as well as any extraordinary child-related expenses.

Reaching an Agreement Through Mediation

It is rare for spouses to agree completely on all of the above issues at the start of the divorce process. However, despite your initial disagreements, an agreed divorce may be in reach if you and your spouse are willing to consider divorce mediation. A mediator is skilled and trained in the practice of guiding conversations between divorcing spouses to minimize conflict and move toward a resolution that meets the needs of both parties and their children.

Given the complexity of the issues that divorcing parents may need to resolve, the mediation process may require several sessions to address all of the issues at hand. That said, mediation tends to be more efficient and cost-effective than divorce litigation, and it also leaves all decisions in the hands of you and your spouse. This can make for a resolution that allows you to maintain an amicable relationship, particularly when working together as co-parents. Once you and your spouse come to terms on an agreement, your mediator can help you file it in court to obtain the judge's approval and complete the divorce process.

Contact a Collin County Agreed Divorce Mediator

If you are looking to resolve your divorce amicably and with minimal stress, we can connect you with the mediation services you need. For a free consultation, contact us today at 469-406-4320. Our services are available throughout Dallas County, Collin County, Denton County, and the surrounding areas, including Plano, Frisco, Dallas, Denton, McKinney, Allen, Carrollton, Little Elm, Flower Mound, Prosper, Celina, and The Colony.

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