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Divorce: mediation as solution to child custody disputes

Summer holidays are mostly portrayed as a time of excitement and fun, but it may bring along problems for working parents. In the case of divorce, Texas parents may have an agreement in place which works wonderfully throughout the year, but when summer holidays start, things may fall apart. At worst, a good working child custody agreement can turn into a dispute.

The problem is that a custody agreement ordered by a court must stay in place, and parents are required to keep to it until it is officially modified. There are two options open to parents to modify a custody agreement. The quickest and easiest way is to try and find an amicable solution, by working together.

Another option is to make use of a mediator to assist in reaching a solution to the issue. There are a number of benefits to using the services of a mediator. One benefit is that lawyers trained as mediators aim to reach a fair solution agreeable to both parties.  

Mediators make it much easier to reach an agreement, as one may not even have to meet face-to-face with an ex. The mediator can meet with each party separately from the other. Recommendations made by mediators are not binding, and therefore, one can first try out the suggested solutions before it becomes part of the official agreement.

Texas divorcees who are suddenly faced with unforeseen problems relating to the child custody agreement may benefit from consulting with a divorce lawyer to discuss the possibility of mediation. Mediation may be a lot more cost effective and quicker than going to court. Instead of wasting time fighting to reach a solution, mediation can help parents enjoy the extra time with their kids during the  summer holidays.  

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