Détente's Texas divorce and child custody mediation is private, confidential, and voluntary. We are the only ones in Texas who do what we do. A specially trained professional divorce mediator who is also a licensed Texas attorney of 28 years (and if desired financial, tax, child, parenting, or counseling specialists) help couples and parents understand the law, keep children safely out of the middle, amicably and intelligently divorce, resolve children's custody and child support - and even Texas alimony - with or without divorce lawyers.
Detente's team approach is much healthier, family-friendly, and affordable than custody or divorce litigation and other kinds of mediation. The professional divorce attorney-mediator provides legal information, but does not represent either party or take sides as she skillfully guides married, never married, and post divorce couples and parents over legal, financial, and emotional hurdles to build mutually acceptable divorce and custody agreements that are well-informed and legally binding.
Detente mediation is a sensible alternative to the adversarial two lawyer divorce system for couples and parents who want to stay in control of their family's future and make their own decisions in divorce, separation, or even marital reconciliation. At Détente over ninety-five percent of clients successfully reach early agreement on all their issues. With the professional divorce attorney-mediator's step by step instructions, many self-represented clients incorporate their divorce and child custody agreements into the excellent, publically available, free Texas divorce forms and present them to the judge themselves. Clients with complex marital estates or unusual custody agreements may choose to engage peacemaking (not problem causing) divorce attorneys for "unbundled" legal services to review their mediated settlement agreement, and to draft and submit to the judge customized decrees and orders. Either way, Detente's clients save money and time by building agreements from the beginning.
During the most difficult times in their lives, Détente’s clients receive the education, support, and guidance they need to make best choices, achieve best outcomes, and preserve best future relationships.
Secure, online Texas divorce mediation by live, interactive video conference is also now available.
- Divorce / Alimony / Property Division
- Marriage Separation
- Child Custody / Parenting Plan
- Marriage Reconciliation
- Child Support, Medical/Dental
- Post-Divorce Issues
- Team: an impartial professional divorce mediator and any other professionals you choose help you understand the law; gather information; explore options; and negotiate equitable, legally binding agreements
- Negotiation and Communication: learn how to negotiate, talk with, and hear each other
- Resolution: utilize five critical steps to T.R.U.C.E. to reach personalized, enduring agreements you can incorporate into court accepted legal forms or ask an independent attorney to draft them