Texas Family Law Specialist
Almost every family court in Texas requires mediation before trial. Indeed, most courts even require mediation before a hearing on temporary orders will be held in the beginning of the case unless there are issues involving family violence or other extraordinary circumstances where the court must make immediate rulings for the welfare of the parties and there isn’t enough time to schedule and attend mediation before those rulings are made.
Family court judges favor mediation and require it so often because it can be an effective way to resolve legal disputes without the need for lengthy and costly trials. Because mediation is so common, having a skilled and experienced lawyer by your side is essential to protect your rights and interests. League City Mediation Attorney Rob Musemeche and his team are ready to provide comprehensive legal services to guide you through the mediation process. Over the course of his 35 year career, Rob Musemeche has participated in hundreds, perhaps thousands of mediations.
Our legal services for court-ordered mediation include:
Thorough Case Evaluation: from the beginning, we conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your case, examining the legal issues, evidence, and potential strengths and weaknesses. We discuss the facts of the case with you, ensuring that we have a complete understanding of your perspective and goals. In a mediation prior to temporary orders, we will have discussed your monthly financial statements, income, expenses, and if children are involved, possession schedules and their unique needs.
Based on our assessment, League City Mediation Attorney Rob Musemeche will develop a strategic plan for the mediation process. We will identify the key issues to address, consider possible negotiation strategies, and discuss potential settlement scenarios. Our goal is to position you for a successful mediation outcome. But, just as important (perhaps even more so) First and foremost, depending upon the issues in dispute and the personalities of the parties (as well as the opposing counsel) Rob Musemeche will use his 35 years of experience in this area of the law to help find a mediator who is best capable of assisting the parties to find the common ground necessary to reach a compromise settlement. In other words, mediators are people. Each has a unique personality and skill set. In League City, Rob Musemeche has the experience and network of mediators to intuitively match the right mediator for the case to best resolve the existing conflict[s].
Skilled Negotiation: Obviously, we represent you during the mediation session[s], skillfully negotiating on your behalf. We will present your case effectively, advocating for your rights and interests while working toward a fair and favorable resolution, while providing you with clear and practical legal advice throughout the process. We explain the applicable laws, court procedures, and potential consequences of different settlement proposals. Our objective is to empower you to make informed decisions that align with your best interests.
Finality of Mediation in Texas: Before finalizing any settlement agreement, it is important to understand that Texas law makes a mediated settlement agreement (MSA) nearly impossible to break or revoke. Indeed, if properly executed, and with only a few exceptions, once a MSA is agreed upon, it is non-revocable. This is important and powerful…. Yet, also a bit frightening if you’ve developed buyer’s remorse the next morning. League City Mediation Attorney Rob Musemeche will carefully review the terms and conditions to ensure they accurately reflect the agreements reached and the agreement you want… during mediation. We will ensure that the agreement protects your rights and is consistent with your goals.
Once the MSA is executed, it is usually filed with the court. If for temporary orders, then the attorneys will draft a more formal, full length set of orders that match the MSA and submit the document to the parties and court for review and approval. If the MSA is for a final order, the same procedure is followed. However, the final order will be presented to the court for a final order, and the case will be concluded based upon the agreement that had been reached at mediation. For these reasons, preparation for mediation is akin to preparation for trial. Strategy, documentation, leverage, all of the things that would be of benefit at trial are still at play in the mediation for final. Indeed, a successful result for one party at mediation for “final” is often based upon what the party feels may be the best or worst day in court…. depending upon the information and perception of preparation they see from the other side that day in mediation. Thus, at Musemeche Law, PC, we believe strong Mediation Preparation, Strategy Development and Mediation Representation are vital to success and achieving the client’s ultimate goals.
The Musemeche Law Firm is in Webster, Texas, in the Clear Lake (League City) area between Houston and Galveston. To schedule a confidential consultation with Attorney Rob Musemeche and our team, call (281) 475-4145. Our friendly staff is available to answer your questions, address your concerns, and help you take the first step towards a resolution. You can also reach us by filling out the quick and easy contact form located from the CONTACT US drop down tab, and also found throughout the website. We look forward to hearing from you, and having the chance to provide you with the trusted legal representation you need.
Remember, when it comes to family law matters, having the right attorney by your side can make all the difference. Trusted since 1988, League City Mediation Attorney Rob Musemeche is your steadfast advocate in the courtroom and beyond.