Mediation involves working through a neutral third-party mediator to reach solutions. The costs and the uncertainty of taking a case to trial make mediation a favored methods to resolve disputes.

Mediation Process

Mediation takes not only the hard work and creativity of the mediator and the lawyers involved, but also a desire and willingness to resolve disputes between the parties.

A mediator is a trained, neutral professional who assists the parties in reaching a mutually acceptable resolution to their dispute. The mediator is impartial, neutral and unbiased. The mediator can help parties explore options and look at various outcomes. The mediator assists the parties in their negotiations and keeps the information disclosed in mediation confidential. The mediator cannot be subpoenaed to testify in court because mediations are confidential. The mediator does not make decisions for the parties or provide legal advice.

Mediated Settlement Agreements in Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, and SAPCR cases are binding and not revocable.

Why Mediate

  • Save both time and money.
  • Save both time and money.
  • Avoid delays, continuances and crowded dockets.
  • Provide greater certainty in the result.
  • Incorporate mechanisms for resolving future disputes.
    • Tailor a solution that better fits your individual needs and circumstances.
    • Mediation is voluntary for all parties. It is private and confidential and not part of the public record.
    • Mediations are conducted in safe, informal settings.
    • Mediation allows for creative problem solving. The parties control the outcome of the mediation.
    • Mediation allows for open communication and can help improve ongoing relationships.
    • Mediation promotes understanding and compromise, and eliminates the “I win, you lose” atmosphere and outcome of a courtroom proceeding.

Tailor a solution that better fits your individual needs and circumstances.

Meet the Mediator

Roy “Neal” Linnartz is the principal attorney at the Law Office of Roy Neal Linnartz, PLLC. Neal was born and raised in New Braunfels, Texas. He graduated from Canyon High School, received his Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and his Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s School of Law.

Neal mediates the following types of cases and disputes:

  • Real Estate
  • HOA/POA (Home Owners Association/Property Owners Association)
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Probate Disputes
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • General Civil Disputes

$150/hour per party


$150 per hour/per party
4-hour minimum
Pastries and coffee are provided in the morning
Lunch is provided for mediations that go through lunch  

contact us

496 Comal Avenue
New Braunfels, Texas 78130

Phone: 830-625-9300

Fax: 830-214-2054

Email:  neal@linnartzlaw.com