Tex. Fam. Code Section 6.602
Mediation Procedures


(a)

On the written agreement of the parties or on the court’s own motion, the court may refer a suit for dissolution of a marriage to mediation.

(b)

A mediated settlement agreement is binding on the parties if the agreement:

(1)

provides, in a prominently displayed statement that is in boldfaced type or capital letters or underlined, that the agreement is not subject to revocation;

(2)

is signed by each party to the agreement; and

(3)

is signed by the party’s attorney, if any, who is present at the time the agreement is signed.

(c)

If a mediated settlement agreement meets the requirements of this section, a party is entitled to judgment on the mediated settlement agreement notwithstanding Rule 11, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, or another rule of law.

(d)

A party may at any time prior to the final mediation order file a written objection to the referral of a suit for dissolution of a marriage to mediation on the basis of family violence having been committed against the objecting party by the other party. After an objection is filed, the suit may not be referred to mediation unless, on the request of the other party, a hearing is held and the court finds that a preponderance of the evidence does not support the objection. If the suit is referred to mediation, the court shall order appropriate measures be taken to ensure the physical and emotional safety of the party who filed the objection. The order shall provide that the parties not be required to have face-to-face contact and that the parties be placed in separate rooms during mediation.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 7, Sec. 1, eff. April 17, 1997. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 178, Sec. 2, eff. Aug. 30, 1999; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1351, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.

Source: Section 6.602 — Mediation Procedures, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/FA/htm/FA.­6.­htm#6.­602 (accessed Feb. 24, 2024).

6.001
Insupportability
6.002
Cruelty
6.003
Adultery
6.004
Conviction of Felony
6.005
Abandonment
6.006
Living Apart
6.007
Confinement in Mental Hospital
6.008
Defenses
6.103
Underage Annulment Barred by Adulthood
6.104
Discretionary Annulment of Underage Marriage
6.105
Under Influence of Alcohol or Narcotics
6.106
Impotency
6.107
Fraud, Duress, or Force
6.108
Mental Incapacity
6.109
Concealed Divorce
6.111
Death of Party to Voidable Marriage
6.201
Consanguinity
6.202
Marriage During Existence of Prior Marriage
6.203
Certain Void Marriages Validated
6.204
Recognition of Same-sex Marriage or Civil Union
6.205
Marriage to Minor
6.206
Marriage to Stepchild or Stepparent
6.301
General Residency Rule for Divorce Suit
6.302
Suit for Divorce by Nonresident Spouse
6.303
Absence on Public Service
6.304
Armed Forces Personnel Not Previously Residents
6.305
Acquiring Jurisdiction over Nonresident Respondent
6.306
Jurisdiction to Annul Marriage
6.307
Jurisdiction to Declare Marriage Void
6.308
Exercising Partial Jurisdiction
6.401
Caption
6.402
Pleadings
6.403
Answer
6.404
Information Regarding Protective Orders
6.405
Protective Order and Related Orders
6.406
Mandatory Joinder of Suit Affecting Parent-child Relationship
6.407
Transfer of Suit Affecting Parent-child Relationship to Divorce Court
6.408
Service of Citation
6.409
Citation by Publication
6.410
Report to Accompany Petition
6.411
Confidentiality of Pleadings
6.501
Temporary Restraining Order
6.502
Temporary Injunction and Other Temporary Orders
6.503
Affidavit, Verified Pleading, and Bond Not Required
6.504
Protective Orders
6.505
Counseling
6.506
Contempt
6.507
Interlocutory Appeal
6.601
Arbitration Procedures
6.602
Mediation Procedures
6.604
Informal Settlement Conference
6.701
Failure to Answer
6.702
Waiting Period
6.703
Jury
6.704
Testimony of Husband or Wife
6.705
Testimony by Marriage Counselor
6.706
Change of Name
6.707
Transfers and Debts Pending Decree
6.708
Costs
6.709
Temporary Orders During Appeal
6.710
Notice of Final Decree
6.711
Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
6.712
Date of Marriage Requirement in Final Decree
6.801
Remarriage
6.802
Waiver of Prohibition Against Remarriage
6.4035
Waiver of Service
6.6015
Determination of Validity and Enforceability of Contract Containing Agreement to Arbitrate

Accessed:
Feb. 24, 2024

§ 6.602’s source at texas​.gov