Very often, a contested court battle is not the best solution to a divorce case. That’s why The Law Office of Patricia E. Tichenor, P.L.L.C. encourages our clients to mediate domestic issues. Working out differences and signing agreements, even to settle partial issues while reserving others for court, serves to simplify the divorce process, deescalate tensions and mitigate the costs involved in a divorce proceeding. When agreements are reached mutually, we find they are much easier to accept, and the two parties can more quickly return to neutral positions, which benefit all, especially in co-parenting situations.