Are you in the midst of a dispute that you can't seem to work out? Are you considering going to court or calling the police to file a complaint? Perhaps you are already involved in a lawsuit.
You can choose to settle the matter quickly, practically and relatively inexpensively through the McLennan County Dispute Resolution Center.
Begin to resolve your dispute today, by following these steps!
- Read about mediation and decide whether this might be a good option for you.
- Think about your circumstances and decide which of the following categories is the closest match to your situation:
- Neither you nor the other side have attorneys: You do not have an attorney and the other side of the dispute also does not have an attorney: this will be an “Intake – Dispute Without Attorneys” case
- Your dispute is a family law matter (such as divorce, custody, visitation and/or child support) and either you or the other side, or both, do have an attorney: this will be an “Intake – Family” case
- Your dispute is not a family law matter (examples: neighbor, contract, debt problem) and either you or the other side, or both, do have an attorney: this will be an “Intake – Civil” case
- On the Forms page, chose the “Intake” form that is right for you.
- Complete the appropriate form and give it to your lawyer to send to the DRC, or if you do not have a lawyer, send the form to the DRC as instructed on the form.
- If you have a lawyer, your lawyer will contact the other side to discuss whether or not they are willing to mediate. If you do not have a lawyer, The DRC will contact the other party to determine if they are willing to mediate the dispute.
- If the other side agrees to voluntarily go to mediation or if the court has ordered everyone to go to mediation, we will schedule your case for mediation at a time and place convenient to everyone, and a mediator will be assigned. (You can see dates that are available for mediation on the DRC Calendar)
If you have a court order to mediate or if you receive a letter from the DRC concerning mediation of your case, call your lawyer, or if you do not have a lawyer, call our offices at (254)752-0955 for information and/or assistance.