How to request a mediation?
To initiate a mediation, please complete the following steps:
Step 1: Contact opposing counsel and confirm that all parties want to mediate with DRS North Texas.
Step 2: Complete the appropriate Request for Service Form for your case. (Click on the form name to print):
- Family Cases (Divorce and/or Child Custody) – Whether filed in court, non-filed, or post-decree.
- Civil Cases (Filed in court)
- Community Cases (Not filed in court)
Step 3: One party should submit a completed request for services form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 4: Both parties submit non-refundable fee payment to DRS North Texas, Inc.
a. Please call 817-877-4554 to submit payment via credit card.
b. Non-refundable fee payments may be made by money order, cashier’s check, business check, or law firm check. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas. Checks should be mailed to DRS North Texas, P.O. Box 172661, Arlington, Texas, 76003.
c. We do not accept cash, or personal checks.
d. NOTE: Cases will not be scheduled for mediation until all parties have paid the non-refundable fee.
Step 5: After all non-refundable fees have been paid, please confer with opposing counsel and email DRS North Texas three dates both parties and counsel will be available to mediate. Email the information to email@example.com.
Step 6: Finally, we also ask that each party complete a Case Summary Form and an Acknowledgement form. These forms should be completed and sent before the date of the mediation. (Click on the form name to print):
All forms can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.