Mediation Scheduling, Payment, Preparation & Participation

See the following information below on this page:

  • Scheduling

  • Payment & Cancellation Policy

  • Preparation

  • Participation

Please share mediator Tom King's Court Packet to get Tom added to your courts' list of approved mediators.

SCHEDULING

Half-Day Mediation Sessions

These Texas-wide, 4-hour sessions are weekdays at 9 am, 1 pm and 6 pm at $400 per party. You will receive a confirming calendar invite email. Payment is due that day. Sessions cancelled less than 14 days in advance are rescheduled within 30 days, but never refunded. Follow special preparation instructions below. Any hours beyond the time limit are $100 per partial or completed hour per party. Click here to book now and click here for our flier to share (PDF).


Drive-By Mediation Sessions

These Texas-wide, 30-minute sessions are weekdays during the 8 am or 5 pm hours at $150 per party. You will receive a confirming calendar invite email. Payment is due that day. Sessions cancelled less than 14 days in advance are rescheduled within 30 days, but never refunded. Follow special preparation instructions below. Any hours beyond the time limit are $100 per partial or completed hour per party. Click here to book now and click here for our flier to share (PDF).


Arbitrations of Mediated Settlement Agreements

These Texas-wide, 60-minute sessions are weekdays during the 8 am or 5 pm hours at $300 per party. You will receive a confirming calendar invite email. Payment is due that day. Sessions cancelled less than 14 days in advance are rescheduled within 30 days, but never refunded. Follow special preparation instructions below. Any hours beyond the time limit are $100 per partial or completed hour per party. Click here to book now and click here for our flier to share (PDF).


Use Our "Agreed Orders to Mediate" Form!

Parties are encouraged to use Agreed Order to Mediate with this special enforcement: The parties agree that if on the day of mediation Party X has not paid for mediation, Party Y will be responsible at that time for Party X's cost of mediation and Party X on final orders will be responsible to fully reimburse Party Y for the cost of both Party X and Y's mediation fee, plus Party Y's reasonable attorneys fees.

PAYMENT

METHOD & COST: Payment by each party is due TODAY via Zelle Quickpay, Venmo (TomKingHouston), or Cash App ($TomInTexas). You can look up Attorney & Mediator Tom King in these payment systems via his cell phone number of "7134492000" or his email address of "tom@tomking.com". Payment should be handled directly by the parties, then email payment confirmation to their attorney. Include the date and time of your mediation in the memo field of your payment.


  • Half-Day Mediations (9 am, 1 pm or 6 pm for 4 hours): $400 per party

  • Drive-By Mediati8ons (8 am or 5 pm hours for 30-Minutes): $150 per party

  • Arbitration of Mediation (8 am or 5 pm for 60-minutes): $300 per party


EXTRA HOURS & CANCELLATIONS: For any of the above services, any hours beyond the time limit are $100 per party, per partial or completed hour. Sessions rescheduled less than 14 days prior are rescheduled within 30 days, but never refunded.

HALF-DAY MEDIATION PREPARATION: 4-Hours (9am, 1 pm or 6 pm)

Mediation - In General:

  1. EVERYONE: Mediation check in online is 15 prior to your scheduled mediation.

  2. EVERYONE: Be sure everyone accepts the calendar invites and the clients/parties pay the day of scheduling.

  3. EVERYONE: Be sure all lawyers and parties review How to Sign a DocHub Document on YouTube.

  4. LEGAL PROFESSIONALS: Install all versions of our free Toolkit.law App and download our free Texas Modern CLE Toolkit.

  5. LEGAL PROFESSIONALS: Use and e-file our Agreed Order of Referral to Mediation form!


Mediation - Custody Cases:

  1. EVERYONE: Exchange the most recent annual income information and estimated child support calculations.

  2. EVERYONE: Exchange proof for any back-owed child support including an OAG payment history printout.

  3. EVERYONE: Exchange the cost of health insurance for ONLY THE CHILDREN on a parent's policy.

  4. EVERYONE: Exchange proof for any medical reimbursement claims or issues.

  5. EVERYONE: Install our Legal & Mediation Toolkit and review our Texas Modern CLE Toolkit.

  6. OPTIONAL: We recommend the Co-Parenting Into the Future course (English/Espanol), promo code "Texas".


Mediation - Property Cases:

  1. EVERYONE: Exchange a list of all assets and liabilities, including:

      • Marital residence and other real estate

      • Vehicles including year, make, model and VIN

      • Financial account statements for checking, savings, investment, 401K, pension or any other type of monetary account

      • Vehicles including the year, make, model, name on the loan and name on the vehicle

      • Personal & Household Belongings (including major furniture, electronics, firearms, etc.)

      • Loan/Mortgage debt, vehicle loans, student loans, etc.

  2. EVERYONE: If you are asking the Court to award you a greater proportion of the estate, exchange the evidence that justifies this

DRIVE-BY MEDIATION PREPARATION: 30-Minute (8 am or 5 pm hours)

INSTRUCTIONS: We must receive payment at the time of scheduling and the day prior to the Drive-By Mediation your completed version MS Word version of our Mediated Settlement Agreement template (MS Word). Be sure all lawyers and parties review Signing a DocHub Document help article and watch How to Sign a DocHub Document on YouTube.

ARBITRATION PREPARATION: 1-Hour (8am or 5 pm)

  1. EVERYONE: Tom King only arbitrates issue from a proved-up MSA in which he was the mediator.

  2. EVERYONE: When scheduling, include the email addresses of all parties, paralegals and attorneys.

  3. EVERYONE: Cancellations less than 14 days in advance are rescheduled within 30 days, but never refunded.

  4. EVERYONE: Be sure everyone accepts the calendar invites and the clients pay today per instructions on this page.

  5. EVERYONE: Be sure everyone review How to Sign a DocHub Document on YouTube.

  6. EVERYONE: Be sure everyone attends, but attorneys shall be the only participants to argue their positions.

  7. EVERYONE: Be sure everyone checks in online is 15 prior to your scheduled event.

  8. LEGAL PROFESSIONALS: Use and e-file our Agreed Order of Referral to Arbitrate form!

  9. LEGAL PROFESSIONALS: You must send me a completed MS Word draft of the Arbitration Award 7 days prior.

  10. LEGAL PROFESSIONALS: In your draft Arbitration Award include your summary of the facts and issues.

MEDIATION PARTICIPATION

1. Accept the calendar invite with the online video conferencing information. This will also be sent out 6 hours prior to the mediation.

2. Have proof of your mediation payment method and date ready.

3. Each person will need access to their own email via phone, tablet or PC to electronically sign the agreement.

4. Be sure everyone reviews Signing a DocHub Document help article and watch How to Sign a DocHub Document on YouTube.

5. Please share mediator Tom King's Court Packet with your courts to get Tom added to each Court's list of approved mediators.

Texas-Modern-Mediation-by-Tom-King-JD.pdf