Is Détente the Answer for You?

Find out in a FREE consultation! Call or email below to schedule yours!

We can't mediate without the two of you! The first step is to meet each of you together in person in a free, no obligation initial consultation in the privacy and comfort of the Détente mediation office in Colleyville, Texas in the mid-cities between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. 

If you do not like the thought of being in the same room, you are welcome to sit apart (or come at different times but there will be a charge for a second consultation). We will explain how Détente can be cost effective and successful for you, answer your questions, and help you understand all your options to see if Détente is a fit.

Sometimes explaining Détente to your spouse, partner, or other parent can be uncomfortable if you are the one who found us. To help you with that, we will gladly send you an email with links to informative videos and a PDF brochure. When the time feels right, you can forward the email to the person with whom you want to share the information. And of course, he or she is welcome to call us for more information just as you are before committing to a free consultation.

Don't let distance or busy schedules stop you. You have the unique opportunity at Detente to do the free consultation (and mediation sessions too) by phone or live, interactive, online video conference at no extra charge.

Ready? Just  call 817.283.5100 or send an email below.  We are located in Longwood Plaza at 7137 Colleyville Blvd., Suite 101, Colleyville, Texas.

Consultations and mediations are by appointment only.

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.    Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays by special arrangement.

Have a question? Try Detente's "Ask a Mediator"*

Detente's professional divorce mediator Stacey Langenbahn, J.D. will gladly speak with you for ten minutes for free to give you personalized answers to questions like the following (and she can cover more in a free consultation):

  • Will mediation work in my situation?
  • How do I negotiate:
    • child and spousal support
    • property and debt division
    • sale or refinance of the house
    • retirement and pensions
    • shared parenting plans
  • How do I control the cost of divorce lawyers?
  • Can we do our divorce ourselves? How?
  • What's the best way to make proposals or respond to them?

As a professional divorce mediator, Stacey can provide legal information (what the law says); analyze legal issues; help you develop options for settlement; suggest negotiation approaches and strategies; write a legally binding settlement agreement; guide you to incorporate your agreements into free, publically available court forms if you choose to represent yourselves; and/or refer you to local attorneys who will not create unnecessary conflict and who will provide counsel and advice on any specific legal questions you may have and/or draft court paperwork.  

However, if you are thinking about using Detente for your mediation team, please tell Stacey at the beginning of your call. If there is any possibility you two might engage her as your neutral professional mediator, she will keep the discussion "high level" with no personal details. It would not be fair to the other of you who is not on the call to talk about private things without him or her. Stacey wants your spouse or partner to have no worries she has been influenced or swayed by the first of you to contact her.  Alls calls to Detente are confidential, but a call does not establish an attorney-client or mediator-client relationship and it does not obligate you to do mediation.

Call 817.283.5100. Today is the day to move forward.

Warning: If you are in immediate danger of family violence or someone is threatening to harm or injure you, your children, or anyone in your household, call 911 first. Once you are safe, talk to a shelter, an attorney, or the court clerk about an emergency protective order the cost of which is free. Mediation may or may not be appropriate depending on your circumstances.
Please let us know when you would like to have the consultation and the preferred means for us to reach you.