Joseph E. Halcarz

Joseph E. Halcarz, Sr., Ph.D.

Business and Family Mediations
Dallas, Texas 75001

214-223-4694

Business, Collaborative Divorce, Commercial, Contract, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Employment, Father's Rights


Joseph E. Halcarz, Sr., Ph.D.  brings a wealth of experience and insight as a neutral third party to the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). As a non-lawyer mediator, Joe does not focus on rights, obligations and remedies as is custom in litigation, but rather, he focuses on issues, positions and interests to identify what the parties want and need to make the problem go away. 

 

As a non-lawyer, Joe is in a unique position to guide a wide range of individuals and organizations through alternative dispute resolution processes to outcomes that benefit everyone involved. He believes that the primary focus of any ADR initiative must be to ensure a quality process where all parties are heard and can take ownership of any resolutions achieved. 

 

He received his doctorate degree in Education from Somerset University where he also earned his MBA. He received his undergraduate degrees from Purdue University in Industrial Education and Supervision. Joe received his 40 hour basic Mediation training from the University of Texas at Arlington and his 30 hour Family Mediation training from the Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas. As a result, he is qualified to be a court appointed mediator. 

 

Joe has extensive experience in a wide range of disciplines (divorce, parenting, business, education, psychology, marketing, management and consulting) enabling him to see things from a variety of angles, quickly identifying the essence of a problem, and offering his clients creative and practical approaches to resolving conflict.

What is Divorce Mediation?

Divorce mediation is a private process in which a neutral third party (a Mediator) helps divorcing couples reach a mutually satisfactory settlement of the issues in their case, including child support, custody and visitation, parenting plans, alimony, plus property and debt division. A mediator does not act as a judge, arbitrator, or counselor, but assists the spouses in reaching a voluntary agreement.

Divorce Mediation has many benefits over Divorce Litigation, including:

Mediation is less expensive than using a lawyer to take the same case through the courts (mediation typically ranges from $500 to $2500 whereas a litigated divorce can cost $10,000 to over $100,000 depending on the specifics of your case.)
Mediation is less formal than goining to court.  You meet in an office as opposed to a courtroom.
Mediation is quicker  than going to court, taking hours to days to settle while going to court takes months to years.
Mediation is confidential, there’s no public record of what goes on in your sessions (as opposed to a public courtroom where a recording of all proceedings is made)
In Mediation, you and your spouse (not a judge) are in control of the decision-making process, and you have more flexibility in arriving at your own solutions
Mediation can help improve communication and make future interactions with your spouse easier (especially important if you have children together)
In Mediation, you can have your lawyer present and ask for advice if you wish.

What is business mediation?
 

Business Mediation is a process whereby a trained neutral third-party facilitates communication and negotiation among disputing parties in order to resolve conflict without going to court.
Mediation helps the parties change the quality of their interaction from negative and destructive to positive and constructive.
This process enables the parties to make decisions together based on an understanding of their own views, the views of the other party, and the situation they face.

The Benefits of Business Mediation
 

 Mediation offers many advantages over the traditional court litigation process:

 

  • The outcome of mediation is up to the parties, not up to a judge or jury who must abide by what the law says. The parties craft their own solution.
  •  Litigation is inherently adversarial and the outcome may not work well for the individuals or businesses involved.
  • Mediation is less expensive than litigation. Attorney fees, depositions, filings and fees, trial preparation and even the eventual trial can all add up to substantial sums of money.
  • Mediation results in faster settlements, as litigation proceeds according to the court’s calendar. This can be months, and even years.
  • The mediation process is confidential and not part of any public record. 
  • Mediation is focused on the future, and not on what went wrong or who is to blame. 

Joseph E. Halcarz, Sr., Ph.D.

Joe received his doctorate degree in Education from Somerset University where he also earned his MBA. He received his undergraduate degrees from Purdue University in Industrial Education and Supervision.

He received his 40 hour Basic Mediation training from the University of Texas at Arlington and his 30 hour Family Mediation training from the Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas.

Since 2013, Joe is qualified to be a court appointed mediator and has mediated many divorce settlements with property division and children.

Joseph E. Halcarz, Ph.D. Mediations

405 Highway 121, Suite A205 Lewisville, Texas 75067

cell (214) 223-4694

email [email protected]