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About Texas Mediated Settlement Agreements with James V. Esh

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The Texas Supreme Court in the matter of In Re Stephanie Lee recently ruled on an issue of enforceability of a Mediated Settlement Agreement. The Court: “We are called upon today to determine whether a trial court abuses its discretion in refusing to enter judgment on a statutory compliant mediated settlement agreement (MSA) based on inquiry into whether the MSA was in a child’s best interest. We hold that this language means what it says: a trial court may not deny a motion to enter judgment on a properly executed MSA on such grounds.” 

Topics covered on this show:

  1. What are the primary features of mediation in family law cases and how does mediation work?
  2. Describe the process parties take in working towards a Texas Mediated Settlement Agreement.
  3. The Texas Supreme Court recently ruled on MSA enforceability, what is the law in Texas?
  4. How can parties to family law actions settle their cases in mediation and urge another to do so?

James V. Esh practices primarily in Family Law, Mediation, and Parenting Facilitation/Coordination.  Additionally, Mr. Esh is a certified mediator and mediates a wide range of cases and with a particular emphasis in Family Law.  He is also a certified Parenting Facilitator / Coordinator assisting families in high conflict resolutions reach a stable co-parenting environment where children can thrive.  After graduating high school, Mr. Esh served in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Esh received numerous awards for innovative thinking and hard work. Upon leaving active duty, Mr. Esh moved to Northwest Arkansas to work on his education. He received his undergraduate degree and his law degree from the University of Arkansas. He was admitted into the Texas State Bar in 2007 authorizing him to practice law. Visit the website. Esh Law Firm in Dallas Texas: 214-814-537