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Mediation is a recognized alternative dispute resolution technique in which the mediator facilitates agreements between the parties.  It is a confidential process and the mediator does not legally represent either party in the mediation process, rather the mediator serves a neutral third party to assist the parties in evaluating their settlement options. The mediator does not have the authority to impose decisions on either parties and the mediator is not a substitute for legal advice.  If needed, a party to a mediation is free to seek legal advice with regards to their settlement options prior to making a decision.

Sharon Corsentino is an attorney and experienced mediator with extensive experience in complex property division and custody matters in divorce cases, custody modifications, and child support matters.  Sharon also has experience in contested probate and guardianship matters.

Sharon has an excellent settlement track record and is appointed by the courts to mediate cases as well as employed privately by attorneys and individuals to assist them with effectively resolving their contested family law matters.  Many of the local courts in Collin County, Dallas County, Tarrant County, Denton County and surrounding Texas counties are requiring the parties to go to mediation prior to having a final trial in their court. That’s a testament to the success of the mediation process.

Call (214) 937-9209 or email mediations@sharoncorsentino.com for more information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is mediation?

Mediation is a process in which an impartial person, the mediator, facilitates communication between the parties to promote reconciliation, settlement, or understanding among them. The mediator may suggest ways of resolving the dispute but may not impose the mediator’s own judgment on the issues for that of the parties. The mediator may not give any party legal advice.

Where do you hold mediations?

I do not maintain my own office space and generally hold mediations in one of the attorney’s offices, if the parties are represented by counsel.  If the parties are not represented by counsel or neither attorney is able to host the mediation in their own office, then I have some alternative arrangements that can be made. 

What types of cases do you mediate?

I mediate all types of civil cases, including but not limited to family law, probate, guardianship, landlord-tenant, and business disputes. 

Do you only mediate Collin County cases?

No.  In the course of my career, I have worked with parties with cases in courts throughout North Texas, including but not limited to Dallas County, Collin County, Tarrant County, Denton County, Johnson County, Rockwall County, Ellis County, Hunt County, Delta County, and Grayson County.

Do you offer flexible scheduling?

Life doesn’t always happen between 9-5.  Based on availability, I’m happy to offer evenings, weekends, and alternative start times.  My online scheduling tool will only show you my availability Monday through Friday.  If you require a weekend or evening scheduling, please contact me at 214-937-9209 or by email at mediations@sharoncorsentino.com

 

If there’s a date you really want and it is not available on my online calendar, call or email me.  Sometimes there is flexibility in my schedule and I can accommodate requests for a specific date.

What type of training have you had as a mediator?

I completed the 40-hour civil mediation training and 24-hour family mediation training in 2008 and began mediating cases in 2009.  Since 2009, I regularly attend conferences and trainings focusing on mediation and negotiation.  In December 2017, I completed the newly-mandated training for domestic violence issues for mediators.

 

In addition to consistently attending trainings about mediation, I have taught the 40-hour civil mediation training and 24-hour family law training at El Centro Community College and teach family law mediation at the University of North Texas.

Do you conduct any online mediations?

I have conducted mediations via Skype and have facilitated negotiations via e-mail.  I’m open to using other media as well.

Will you mediate cases for people who do not have attorneys?

Yes.  Prior to mediating a case for parties who are not represented by counsel, I like to meet with both parties at the same time to make sure they understand the mediation process.  It is imperative to understand that, although I am an attorney, I cannot serve as an attorney for either party in the mediation and they will be responsible for seeking their own legal advice.  Maintaining the highest ethical standards is important to me.

Do you provide meals for your mediations?

For all mediations, I provide snacks.  For full-day mediations, lunch will be provided. 

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