For many people, divorce is one of the most difficult transitions of their lives. Not only can untangling finances, property and parenting responsibilities be complex, but traditional litigation can be drawn out, expensive and strain already tense relationships. Divorce mediation offers families an efficient, affordable alternative to litigation.
Paula Lock Smyth is a family law mediator based in Dallas, Texas, who offers couples an opportunity to work through property division, child custody and support issues while preserving their assets and their relationships.
After more than 25 years as a practicing family law attorney, Paula Lock Smyth understands the value of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for individuals and couples who are committed to a swift and cost-effective resolution to family law issues, including divorce.
An Experienced Mediator With Personal Service
As a neutral mediator, Paula Lock Smyth does not make decisions for couples, but instead helps them have productive discussions so that they can find workable arrangements that serve the best interests of their families. She draws on her background as a lawyer to ensure agreements are complete and enforceable while leaving control completely in the hands of her clients.
Building Comprehensive Parenting Plans
Every family is unique, so standard rulings from judges can be frustrating and unhelpful. Paula Lock Smyth listens to parents and helps them identify the things that are most important to each of them. Then, she helps them develop creative parenting plans that are customized for their children and their situation.
If you have questions about family law mediation, contact Paula Lock Smyth Law Offices. As an attorney and a certified family law mediator, Paula Lock Smyth can help you determine if mediation is good alternative for you and your family.