Nothing but the T.R.U.C.E. Blog

Published Thu, 01/09/2014
“Divorce Corp” is a movie scheduled to be released January 10, 2014 for six days in selected cities. Divorce Corp’s “grass roots movement to reform the US family law system” appears poised to radically expose the darkest side of the family court system and the divorce industry in America. Its “DIY Divorce” trailer alone will powerfully boost the public’s awareness of and demand for effective and affordable alternatives to divorce litigation like family and divorce mediation and collaborative law.
Published Fri, 12/06/2013
Beware of going to a divorce attorney when you are in fight or flight mode. Opt to see a mediator first!
Published Sun, 10/27/2013
Typically attorney mediators in Texas - and especially former judges turned divorce mediators who are used to being in charge of making decisions - do mediation differently than at Détente. Détente does collaborative mediation. The others usually use what is called “evaluative” mediation. It is important to know the difference when choosing a mediator.
Published Sun, 09/29/2013
In the much awaited decision in the Texas child custody case of In re Stephanie Lee, the Texas Supreme Court steadfastly and emphatically supported the critical importance of mediation to protect children from the emotional and psychological damage of high conflict litigated custody battles. The Justices said Texas law gives a trial judge many opportunities in custody litigation to determine what is in the best interests of a child, but he or she does not have the power to refuse to accept parents' decisions about their child’s welfare when there was no family violence and the parents’ agreements were recorded in a valid, signed, mediated settlement agreement.
Published Sun, 08/25/2013

Summer is a good time to complete a divorce before kids return to school in the fall.  If you are a divorcing parent who in January will start a new job or relocate, fall can be just as critical a time to finish your divorce.  Settling kids in before the new year with Detente's exclusive "August to December" divorce can make all the difference to the success of their adjustment mid-schoool year, and to your peace of mind too.  Call us today at 817.283.5100 to learn more about Detente Mediation's "August to December" divorce or send an email by clicking on the Free Consultation button.