Mediation Services In Texas

Our MediatorsCFR, 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:

  • An attorney with 20 years experience, she maintains a solo attorney practice focusing on mediation of all disputes, including all types of family disputes. She has achieved the status of “Credentialed Distinguished Mediator” through the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association. In addition to her mediation practice, she is a faculty member at the University of Texas at Dallas, School of Arts and Humanities.
  • An attorney with over 30 years experience as a litigator, and 25 as a mediator. Using the experience and creativity from his extensive career as a litigator, his current practice includes the mediation and arbitration of complex marital cases and business disputes, as well as the practice of law as a collaborative law practitioner in the field of family law. He was one of the first family law practitioners to expand his legal practice to include mediation (1985) and was a charter member of the first collaborative law practice group in Texas.
  • A professional mediator she has been practicing mediation for 25 years. She currently works as a mediator and trainer of mediators around the country, and has successfully mediated over 1200 cases. She first started as an alternative dispute resolution professional with the U. S. Department of Justice as a Civil Rights mediator in 1985 and has achieved the status of “Credentialed Distinguished Mediator” through the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association.
  • A professional mediator with a Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution. In addition to her work intervening in conflict, she also addressing conflict management trainings for Fortune 500 companies, churches and schools. She is available to mediate a variety of conflicts including divorce, family, and business conflicts.
  • An attorney with over 40 years experience as a lawyer, who has personally mediated over 1000. In addition to his practice, He is an adjunct college professor, a volunteer mediator, and member of the board of directors at Montgomery County Dispute Resolution Center.
  • A professional mediator with a Doctorate in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, she works as an arbitrator, facilitator, negotiator, and ombudsman with over 2,000 hours of training, teaching, and practice. Although mediating a variety of cases, a particular interest of is elder care and special needs mediation. She is well versed in community resources and opportunities to help families have quality conversations and make informed decisions. In addition, she is also certified as a Nationally Registered Guardian and Texas Registered Guardian.

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.

General Rules

As of now, the State of Texas has not enacted any requirements or guidelines for the practice of mediation.

Divorce 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.

Mediation Rules

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.

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