What is Mediation?
In Austin, Houston, and surrounding areas, judges often require you to attempt mediation before bringing your case to trial. Mediation is the process of having an unbiased third party, the mediator, help the participants reach an agreement. It is one of the best ways to come to a settlement agreement and resolve your dispute out of court.
Mediation offers a low-time, low-animosity, and low-cost way to settle your family law disputes. Mediation sessions typically occur with each spouse and their lawyers in separate rooms. A mediator will go between the rooms to manage settlement discussions. The process can also take place over the Internet through virtual sessions. Mediation can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days, but it usually results in an agreement that works for everyone. The agreement is typically binding and irrevocable, giving you the closure you need to move forward.
Pioneers in Mediating through innovative solutions, since 1991
The attorneys at Hiller Law have been pioneers in the practice of mediation in the State of Texas, leading mediations since 1991. We were among the first in Texas to be certified to conduct divorce mediations, as well as to conduct mediations online. We have almost 30 years of extensive experience serving as mediators in family law matters. We help clients settle their divorce on their own terms in mediation, rather than relying on a judge to make decisions for their family in litigation, resolving your divorce issues quickly, efficiently, and on your terms.
We are uniquely skilled in helping parties reach resolution on important issues, specializing in managing conflict, including high-conflict divorces, and on crafting innovative solutions that empower parents and children to move forward from divorce as successfully as possible.
Mediation sessions within our litigation system (caucus mediation) are billed at $1500.00 per half day; and $3000.00 for full-day mediations. Additional hours are $400.00. That same hourly rate applies to mediation without attorneys present (conference mediation).
Contact Hiller Law today at 512-360-9100 in Austin or 713-784-9500 in Houston to schedule your mediation, or view our availability and book online below. We can answer your questions and work with you to schedule an in-person or virtual session (as of July 2020, all mediation sessions are being conducted virtually until further notice). Give us a call today to get started.
Michael Hiller is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1998. As a Certified Mediator and Virtual Certified Mediator, Michael’s 30 years of experience in family law courts in Houston and Austin make him highly adept at reaching no-nonsense and novel solutions to the most complex of cases. Michael’s experience and training in collaborative law and dispute resolution empowers parties to take charge of their futures and resolve their disputes outside of the courtroom.
Michael has led and presented numerous workshops and seminars on collaborative law, family law mediation, and managing custody conflicts. Michael offers secure virtual mediation via Zoom, and is one of the first attorneys with specialized certification and training in conducting online mediation sessions in Texas.