Mediation can be a great way to solve family law issues in Texas, but it does require everyone working together. If one person is not willing to come together, then the whole process can fall apart. The sad thing is that mediation is quite beneficial and has a lot of advantages over taking things to court. It is good for everyone involved, so when the other party is not being helpful in the process, it can be frustrating. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help and possibly get the other party to be more involved in the process.
The American Psychological Association suggests going into mediation with the right mindset. You should focus on your end goals and working together. Even if your spouse is hostile or reluctant to work with you, you should remain calm and focused. This will, at the very least, help you to avoid getting upset or frustrated.
It can also help to focus outside of the two of you. Instead of thinking about yourselves, think about your children. Focusing on them can make it easier to negotiate. It gives you others to think about who will also be impacted by the decisions you make during mediation.
Also, use the professional available in the process. Mediators are trained to know how to handle people who cannot seem to get along. They have ways of getting you to negations with minimal arguments. Trust in them to help you through even the most trying of times during the process. This information is for education and is not legal advice.