Mediation is no 5 minutes and done -- it's a slow process that often takes time and patience to fully develop. I actually made it through 3 rounds with the "producers" but they lost interest in me. So far no "mediator" tv show has made it to my cable provider so I suspect that what the producers wanted and what competent mediators could actually produce were in conflict.
Today I received a call from another company that does similar shows. (I have actually watched several of their productions on my local Comcast cable tv). They want to do a show about teenagers and emanipation. I told them that obviously they don't understand the Texas Family Code since emancipation of minors is extremely limited and very difficult.
I talked to a very nice gentleman for over 15 minutes and I have agreed orally to proceed with "discussions". Since it's a national show I would not appear as an attorney and give legal advice. I would give "common sense" advice to families with teen-agers. I suspect these families would be in "crisis". We are going to "skype" soon -- he promised me that he could help me "skype" since the last time I tried "skype" it did not work. I prefer Facetime.
After being a lawyer almost 25 years - 5 of which were at Houston Volunteer Lawyers where I handled anything that walked in the door - I feel, at my age and on my third marriage, being a parent and, briefly, a step-parent, that I can easily give people advice! As I always say on my free phone consults -- my opinion is worth what you pay me.
Of course, if they don't like me I highly recommended Attorney Rose Cardenas. She is often interviewed for Spanish speaking tv (not just in Houston) and she is the "queen of sound bites". I've watched a couple of her interviews and she "nails" it every time.
Maybe Rose and I should be the dynamic duo!