Navigating a divorce in Texas? It’s important to understand your options for a smoother process. Let’s talk about Mediation and Collaborative Law—two popular alternatives to traditional litigation that goes to court. Here’s a quick breakdown.


In mediation, a neutral third party, the mediator, helps you and your spouse reach agreements on issues like asset division, child custody, and support. The mediator doesn’t make decisions but guides the discussion to find common ground. It’s a flexible, confidential, and cost-effective option that promotes communication and compromise.

Collaborative Law

Collaborative Law involves each spouse having their own attorney trained in collaborative practice. Together, you, your spouse, and your attorneys work through issues in a series of meetings. The focus is on cooperation and problem-solving, aiming for mutually beneficial solutions. If an agreement isn’t reached, both attorneys must withdraw, and the case proceeds to court, adding a layer of commitment to the collaborative process.

In essence, opting for a divorce without a lawyer is akin to navigating uncharted waters without a compass. The risks include child custody disadvantages, financial setbacks, inadequate legal protection, and emotional turbulence, underscoring the importance of seeking professional legal advice during this challenging process.

Divorce Options

Both options offer more control, privacy, and often cost savings compared to traditional litigation. It’s all about finding the right approach for your unique situation. 

Schedule a consultation with the experienced divorce attorneys at Caperton Walling Law online or by calling us at 469-283-6024.