Helping You Navigate Divorce And Other Family Law Matters
The dissolution of a marriage is a major life change, regardless of how long a couple has been together. As divorce proceedings play out, it can be tempting to give into rising emotional tensions and vow to “take your case to court.”
At the Law Offices of Aurelio Leo Lara, we offer another path through divorce. Our founding attorney is located in McAllen, Texas, and is a certified mediator in family law.
Our firm can assist you in negotiating mutually beneficial solutions in the areas of child custody, spousal or child support, property division and other areas that often present conflict during the end of a marriage.
What Are The Benefits To Using Family Law Mediation?
There are many benefits to using mediation with a lawyer who is experienced in family law:
- It is cost-effective, with mediated solutions often being much cheaper than divorce cases that go to trial.
- It can be less emotionally draining, both for you and your children, and can help make a positive plan for the future.
- It can be far more creative and customized. A judge is strictly bound by the law in his or her rulings. You may be able to craft agreements with your spouse that address your family’s unique needs.
- It can promote positive co-parenting, since you can sharpen the negotiation skills you will need with your ex-spouse as you continue to make decisions for the children’s well-being together.
One of the biggest benefits of choosing mediation is that it has a strong track record of success. Texas family law attorneys estimate that 90 to 95 percent of cases that start in mediation settle there before a trial starts.