Family Law – Mediation is a well-accepted method for resolving divorces and other family law issues. For most cases, especially those involving property issues, retirement issues, pre- and post-marital agreements, spousal maintenance, child custody, support, visitation and parenting plans, Texas courts will order couples to attempt mediation before bringing a contested case to court. Mediation provides the parties control over the outcome. In contrast, the parties have no control over the result in a litigated family law case, only the judge or jury has control. Read more….
Probate – Mike Gregory mediates probate cases which involve family disputes over property. Probate cases have emotional issues and property issues similar to those found in divorce cases. The same rules for separate property and community property apply in both. Read more….
Civil Cases/Contract Disputes – Contract disputes are ripe for mediation. Contract disputes can be between two or more parties and involve property rights. A partnership or business entity dissolution has similar characteristics to a family law case. Someone feels wronged personally and financially. Egos and self-esteem can be as important as the legal issues over money and property, just like in a divorce. Read more….
Mike Gregory has offered mediation services for over 25 years. Mike is devoted to accomplishing dispute resolution. The parties have control over the outcome, not a stranger in a black bathrobe, the judge, or a group of strangers, the jury. Mediation is less stressful, less expensive and less time consuming than litigation.
After a recent mediation, a lawyer said, “Mike, you did a masterful job on this mediation.” Another lawyer said, “Mike, you were fantastic. I never thought this case would settle, but you did it.”
From a Party:
“I want to express to you my deep gratitude for having served as a mediator in my case. Your neutrality and even-handed approach were at all times evident, and I found that very impressive.”
“One of my Dad’s favorite words was ‘integrity.’ He did his best to live by that word. To him, the definition of integrity was all-encompassing, essential, and foundational. Every action on one’s life, he thought, was to be governed by the very definition of the word; everything should emanate from an integrated sense of integrity. All the values we try to instill in our children were, in his view, distilled into that word, and integrity is the glue that helps the center to hold when under attack by those who missed out on that life lesson. You definitely are a man of integrity. It is a quality I think may be getting harder to find.”
Because of his skills and success in mediation, judges often appoint Mike Gregory as mediator while attorneys eagerly agree to use him as a mediator.