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Alma R. Benavides

Plano, TX 75024
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Alma R. Benavides is a family law attorney, mediator, and a collaborative lawyer serving clients in the Dallas metro area. She strives to educate her clients by providing them with a variety of information regarding their legal needs and goals. Practice areas include child custody and support, divorce, domestic violence, property division and characterization, and much more. Attorney Alma R. Benavides has over 11 years of experience and has been court appointed in many child-related cases as a guardian ad litem, attorney ad litem, and amicus attorney. She was also selected as a Rising Stars from 2008 to 2011 by Super Lawyers.

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4.3
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4.2 / 5 (10)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Bunger Law Firm

Dallas, TX 75219
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The Bunger Law Firm provides divorce and family law attorneys to families facing a broad range of legal issues in the Dallas metro area for over a decade. Services include divorce, child custody and child support, paternity, adoptions, termination of parental rights, prenuptial agreements, and criminal defense. Experienced attorneys strive to provide high-quality legal service which is civil and promotes active and open communication. They currently hold a five-star rating on Facebook where customers speak highly of their experience, support, and understanding.

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Camille Cooper Scroggins

Plano, TX 75024
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Camille Cooper Scroggins provides family law, mediation, and collaborative family law services for clients in the Dallas metro area. She has 27 years of family practice experience and is committed to helping men and women minimize conflict and achieve creative, customized, and often mutually beneficial solutions. Camille Cooper Scroggins has also been recognized by her peers and has been featured in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of top Collaborative Family Law from 2013 to 2017. Clients speak highly of her professionalism, communication, and friendly attitude.

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Law Office of Julie Johnson PLLC

Dallas, TX 75231
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Law Office of Julie Johnson is a personal injury lawyer providing representation for brain injuries, drunk driving accidents, and workplace accidents for clients in the Dallas metro area. Attorney Julie Johnson is committed to helping individuals stand up for their rights against large organizations and other negligent parties. She has over two decades of experience, and her firm is accredited and approved by the Better Business Bureau. Also, 30-minute free consultations are available.

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4.6 / 5 (37)
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4.0 / 5 (11)
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4.9 / 5 (7)

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Lyon, Gorsky & Gilbert

Dallas, TX 75243
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Lyon, Gorsky, & Gilbert, L.L.P. is a public safety law firm, representing public employees, police and fire associations in the Dallas metro area for over five decades. They also provide trial and appellate representation in personal injury, criminal defense, labor and employment law, family law, and business litigation. Lyon, Gorsky, & Gilbert, L.L.P. was listed as Best Law Firm in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report. An emergency 24-hour phone number is available. Clients speak highly of their reliability, professionalism, and support.

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4.8 / 5 (19)

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Maxine Aaronson, Attorney at Law

Dallas, TX 75201
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Maxine Aaronson, Attorney at Law, is certified in tax law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and serves clients in the Dallas metro area for more than three decades. She works closely with business owners, and their families, and specializes in business and tax planning, structuring and documenting business transactions, resolving issues with the Internal Revenue Service, and trust and estate planning. Clients speak highly of her guidance, professionalism, and knowledge.

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4.2 / 5 (5)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Melanie E Grimes

Dallas, TX 75206
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Melanie E Grimes is a mediator who is specializing in family and civil matters for clients in the Dallas metro area. Services include divorce, child custody, probate, elder issues, business, commercial, construction, contracts, and more. She strives to make mediation more accessible while staying cost-effective and efficient. She currently holds a five-star rating on Facebook where customers speak highly of her alternating approach to mediation, intellect, and creativity.

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4.4

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Rasansky Resolution Center

Dallas, TX 75201
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Rasansky Resolution Center provides mediation services for companies and individuals in the Dallas metro area. Experience mediators have a diverse knowledge of the law and strive to empower clients to be the solution to their problems. Founder and attorney Jeffrey H. Rasansky has more than 25 years of experience and has a 10.0 rating on AVVO. Rasansky Resolution Center currently holds a five-star rating on Facebook and Google.

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Spencer Law

Dallas, TX 75201
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Spencer Law provides estate, trust, guardian, and fiduciary litigation for clients in the Dallas metro area with more than three decades of experience combined. Founder R. Kevin Spencer and his team strive to assist individuals and families who are struggling with complicated legal matters after a loved one has died or has become incapacitated. Other services provided are appeals and mediation support. Clients speak highly of their prompt, professional, and extremely knowledgeable service

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5.0 / 5 (12)

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Will Pryor

Dallas, TX 75240
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Will Pryor is a mediator, arbitrator, and teacher serving clients in the Dallas metro area. He is a former State District Judge and First Assistant Attorney General of the State of Texas. Now, Will Pryor strives to educate and support his clients through open and honest communication. Also, he is the author of A Short and Happy Guide to Mediation for lawyers who wants better results in mediation. He is listed as Best Lawyer in Dallas by D magazine and is a Texas Superlawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine.

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4.4 / 5 (7)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is mediation?

Mediation is an alternative to going to trial during legal disputes. The parties on both sides agree to work with an impartial third party who oversees discussions concerning the matter in dispute. The goal and hope of mediation is to come to a settlement or compromise that is agreeable to both parties. The mediator doesn't represent either party but works with both to help ensure that discussions are civil and agreements are as fair as possible given the situation. In many cases, if mediation fails, then the parties can move on to a trial in court.

What is arbitration?

Arbitration is another alternative to a court trial, but it's a bit more formal than mediation. During the arbitration, evidence and testimony is presented to a panel of people who act as judges of sorts. They issue an opinion about the matter in writing, and depending on how the arbitration was entered into, it may or may not be binding. If it's binding, the parties must accept and abide by the decisions of the arbitrators. Commonly, each side selects a third-party arbitrator, and each of those people selects a third person.

Is arbitration or mediation better?

Arbitration and mediation both have pros and cons, and which one is right for you depends on your personal preferences, legal goals, and the details of your case. Mediation can offer more control, and because of that, those who go through it tend to report a higher level of satisfaction. But arbitration is more formal and may provide a more structured environment, which may be needed if civil discussions aren't possible.

How do I choose a mediator or arbitrator?

If you can choose a mediator or arbitrator, it's critical to look for a neutral third party. Someone who is in any way tied to either side or who might have a known strong opinion on matters related to the case may not be the best option. Legal knowledge is important for mediators and arbitrators, but arbitrators should also have court experience. Retired or former judges or trial lawyers may be good choices for arbitrators, for example.

What is an arbitration agreement?

An arbitration agreement waives your right to seek legal remedies in court under certain circumstances, specifically, if you and the other party have unresolved disputes. You submit to binding arbitration over all matters, which can be somewhat risky as arbitration agreements are usually requested by companies that have arbitration processes set up, and those processes may not be impartial.

What is mandatory arbitration?

Mandatory arbitration occurs when someone is forced to use arbitration as a means of settling an issue. One of the most common scenarios for this is employment. Employers may require that employees sign an arbitration agreement before they can begin work. The employees then give up some rights to go to court over certain employment issues.

What should I expect in child custody mediation?

During a child custody mediation, the mediator will likely encourage each party to focus on the needs of the child or children. The parties work together to agree on custody. They typically won't discuss matters of child support, marital property, or other factors of the divorce—unless the mediation is for the whole divorce. If you are attending mediation, it is advised to come prepared to discuss what's in the best interest of your children and situation, but also be prepared to reach a compromise.

How does divorce mediation work?

Divorce mediation enables two parties to work together to come to decisions about their divorce with the guidance of a third-party mediator. The mediator may help to work through child custody, child support, property division, and other divorce matters. You'll need to pay the mediator for their services, which may be a cost you split. Be prepared to make a civil and calm case for your side of issues, but know that mediation is about coming to a compromise that works for both parties.

What happens when divorce mediation fails?

Mediation is a voluntary process, and both parties must put in the work for it to succeed. If either party stops working toward a compromise, the mediation can fail. And, it can also fail if the parties reach a point that they simply can't agree. In such cases, you might choose another course of action, such as arbitration or a court trial.

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