Resolving Disputes without Needing to Visit a Courtroom
Mediation and alternative dispute resolution for San Antonio and all of Texas
As a former judge, I’ve seen plenty of lawsuits. Often, I felt that these cases could have been worked out if the parties just sat down and talked it out. At the Law Office of Bill Baskette in San Antonio, I’ve worked with numerous clients through an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) method that works well with family law matters — mediation.
Saving money and time through mediation and ADR
ADR is a term for a number of alternative systems for dispute resolution, including mediation. If you’re concerned about the cost of litigation or the harm a protracted battle could bring to your family, call me, Bill Baskette. I am a San Antonio attorney committed to mediating first before things go to litigation.
In my 30 years of experience, I’ve found that mediation is often the best option for many clients. Mediation often gets a better outcome while costing far less and taking much less time. ADR is a powerful option to consider first before going to litigation. Of course, I’m always ready to mount an aggressive and persuasive case on behalf of my clients and bring my strong record of experience and success to each client I represent as a divorce lawyer. But sometimes a softer approach is better. As a mediator, I often help couples who have difficulties communicating take on the delicate matters of:
Spousal support payments
While certain parts of your case will be handled by a judge – like child support payments, for example – your divorce may be less stressful if you make some decisions before going to court. When I help with divorce mediation, a mediator works between you and your spouse to guide you to an agreement about the outcome. By deciding together rather than going to court, you keep more control and more knowledge. When you go to court, you put the outcome and your future in the hands of a judge or a jury. Choosing mediation proves that you and your soon-to-be former spouse are capable of making decisions that are in the best interest of everyone – especially your kids, if you have any.
Providing options for Texans to avoid protracted legal battles
For more than 30 years, I’ve worked with families in San Antonio and throughout the state in divorce and other matters. At the Law Office of Bill Baskette, I make sure you have options, including mediation and other alternatives to avoid protracted legal battles and disagreements. Contact me today with a free email inquiry about how I can help you, or call my office at 210.930.1200.
My office is downtown, directly across from the Bexar County Courthouse, with plenty of street and lot parking within two blocks. I offer weekend and evening hours by appointment.