Détente's Divorce Mediation Team Finds Equitable Agreements, Protects Family, and Keeps Costs Affordable

Détente divorce and child custody mediation is private, confidential, and voluntary.  A specially trained professional divorce attorney-mediator (and if desired financial, tax, child, parenting, or counseling specialists) help couples and parents keep children safely out of the middleamicably and intelligently divorce, resolve children's custody and child support - and even Texas alimony - with or without divorce lawyers. 

Detente's approach is much healthier, family-friendly, and affordable than custody or divorce litigation and other kinds of mediation.  The professional divorce attorney-mediator doesn't represent either party and does not take sides.  She skillfully guides married, never married, same sex, 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 reconciliation. At Détente over ninety-five percent of clients successfully reach agreement on all their issues. Many self-represented clients with the attorney-mediator's step by step instruction 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 custody agreements may wish to engage peacemaking (not problem causing) divorce attorneys for "unbundled" legal services to review their mediated settlement agreement, draft court paperwork, and stand beside them when the judge signs the decree or order.

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. 

Important Alimony Tax Law Change -  finalize alimony agreement or divorce by December 31, 2018 to deduct alimony/spousal maintenance.  Read more

Our Mediation Services

How We Do It

  • Team: an impartial family lawyer and any other professionals you need help you gather information; explore options; and negotiate equitable agreements
  • Negotiation and Communication: learn how to negotiate, talk with, and hear each other inside and outside the safety of mediation
  • Resolution: utilize the five critical steps to finding T.R.U.C.E. and reaching personalized, enduring solutions