Elizabeth "Sissy" Preston
Attorney - Mediator - Arbitrator

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 Mediation, 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.

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Through the years I discovered, the courtrooms backlogged for months on simple cases. Court was highly stressful on my clients, wasteful of both the client's time and money and produced outcomes that were not always in the best interest of the parties. In my private practice I encouraged people to settle their grievances, when possible, outside of court. I now enjoy facilitating settlements that leave both parties satisfied with the outcome, while saving them time and money. I believe compassion, creative solutions and level heads are the key to success. Advantage Mediation fosters all of these in a comfortable setting for all parties.
- Elizabeth H. Preston
Elizabeth H. Preston
Attorney – Mediator

Pricing & Fees

2 Party Case - half day
$500
$250 per party
*Active military discounts available
2 Party Case - full day
$1000
$500 per party
*Active military discounts available
3 or more Party Case - full day
$1500+
$500 per party
*Active military discounts available
Mediation Fee:

Covers the cost of the mediation session, time spent reviewing pre-mediation submissions, a limited amount of post-mediation follow-up, scheduling and administration services. Full day mediations include lunch for all parties and attorneys. A full day mediation begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 5:00 PM. A half day mediation of 4 hours may begin from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM or 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Any additional hours will be billed at a rate of $125 per hour, divided equally by the parties. (Special arrangements may be made, if necessary, for after-hours scheduling).

Additional Fees:

If the mediation is held at the office of Advantage Mediation there are no additional fees. Travel and facility fees will only apply if the mediation is held elsewhere.

Cancellation Fees:

After mediation is scheduled and notices are sent there will be no cancellation fee if the mediation is cancelled or rescheduled within ten (10) days prior to the scheduled mediation date. Please submit this cancellation in writing. If the mediation is cancelled or rescheduled within the ten (10) day period a fee of $100 per party shall be charged. If the mediation is cancelled within forty-eight (48) hours of the scheduled mediation, barring an unforeseen emergency, a fee of $200 shall be charged to each party. If the mediator must cancel for any reason, the mediation shall be rescheduled and if a future date cannot be agreed upon, any deposits shall be refunded.

Payment:

All payments are due three (3)days prior to the scheduled mediation.