Mediation Services In Texas
MEDIATION SERVICES IN TEXAS
CFR, a national service provider currently provides mediation services for all types of issues throughout Texas, including divorce, family, child custody, business and civil disputes, and workplace conflicts.
Our Texas Mediators
Therapist and attorney mediators who are highly experienced in the field of conflict resolution conduct our mediation services. Our Texas mediators include:
To access any of these persons or our other mediators, please contact us.
Texas Mediator Offices
We currently have over 17 mediation offices in Texas including Dallas, Houston, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano, Richardson, Waco, Conroe, The Woodlands, and San Antonio.
More information about our mediator offices throughout the US can be found here: CFR Office Locations.
As of now, the State of Texas has not enacted any requirements or guidelines for the practice of mediation.
In Texas, couples who are divorcing can opt to meet with a neutral mediator of their choice to attempt to resolve all of the issues related to the divorce settlement and child custody agreement or parenting plan.
There are no established rules pertaining to who can act as a mediator in an Texas divorce. As in every mediation, those in dispute must voluntarily choose the mediator for their divorce.
State Specific Information
In Texas, mediation is voluntary, although there some occasions where courts will mandate it. Even in those instances where mandated by the courts, those in dispute voluntarily reach any agreements made. If mediation is not successful, parties always have the right to proceed with litigation.
In most cases related to child custody or visitation, a mediation must be attempted between parents in dispute, prior to proceeding to litigation or court.
Texas Law legally recognizes the confidential and privileged nature of mediation in the State of Texas. The confidentiality of the proceedings legally assured through the state law permits those in dispute to freely discuss the issues involved without concern that such discussions will be used against them in future litigation.
Texas has not enacted a statewide certification of mediators or ethical guidelines or standards of practice. Private mediators can practice without authorization of courts or other judicial bodies. Some court systems have established alternative dispute resolution programs and ethical standards for these programs.
Like other entities, CFR establishes its own qualifications for certification of mediators. CFR and all mediators follow the established ethical guidelines of the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association.
Although there is no statewide grievance procedure, CFR clients who are unhappy with the services of their assigned mediator can request redress by CFR management.