Elizabeth H. Preston

Attorney - Mediator - Arbitrator

Creative, Compassionate, Successful

Advantages of Mediation

Mediation has multiple advantages over traditional litigation in all areas of the law:

  • Resolves disputes quicker
  • Less costly than trial
  • Relaxed, informal setting
  • Private and confidential
  • Parties maintain control over outcome
  • Preserves relationships moving forward

Due to the overcrowding in the court system you may not get your day in court for months or even years. Unlike litigation…

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Advantage Mediation - Areas of Practice

Family Law and Divorce Mediation
Elizabeth has over 27 years’ experience in divorce, custody, domestic violence, adoption and reconciliation. Family law mediation may include paternity, child custody and...
Mediation can be a great tool to resolve claims without the risk, expense and time required to prosecute or defend the claim. Mediation also tends to “level the playing field”...
Contract disputes incorporate a multitude of professions and situations. Any disagreement between two people who are bound by a contract whether assumed or in a binding legal...
Elder mediation is important for families dealing with an aging parent or parents who do not want to leave their end of life decisions to the courts. Elder mediation allows...
Education mediation encompasses several areas pertaining to conflicts between parents, educators, students and service providers. These areas may include, special education...
Arbitration is different from mediation, in that, arbitration is similar to the court process. Testimony and evidence are presented by both parties and a neutral third party, (the...

About Elizabeth "Sissy" Preston

Elizabeth has been practicing law in the State of Texas and Missouri for over 27 years. She grew up in New Braunfels and attended St. Mary’s Law School in San Antonio. She was a former Domestic Violence prosecutor in Bexar County and an Appellate Attorney for Child Support Enforcement and the Department of Social Services with the State of Missouri. She was in private practice for over 25 years with extensive Family Law experience in all areas including divorce, child custody, alienation, domestic violence and adoption. Other areas include personal injury, discrimination, landlord-tenant, real estate, insurance, medical malpractice, construction, contract, education disputes, elder law, wills and estates and appellate law.

In 2010 Elizabeth became a credentialed mediator with training in Basic, Advanced Family, (including Domestic Violence), Elder Care and Arbitration. Advantage Mediation was opened with her law office in Houston, Texas in 2010, but after returning to New Braunfels and finding the perfect space, she has opened her new office solely concentrating on mediation. Continue reading →

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