I am a partner at Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law. My practice focuses on... more
I am a partner at Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law. My practice focuses on Divorce and Family Law, Adoptions, and Injury Litigation. I also have an active Mediation practice where I handle Family Law and General Civil mediations. Bennett & Michael is a local firm located on the historic public square in Murfreesboro, and focuses on serving the citizens of Murfreesboro, Smyrna, La Vergne a... view profile
Muecke Barker is a member of the firm's Litigation Section, concentrating his... more
Muecke Barker is a member of the firm's Litigation Section, concentrating his practice in mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. He brings more than 30 years of experience serving at all levels of the Tennessee Judiciary to the firm. Muecke began his service in the Tennessee Judicial System in 1983, when he was appointed by Governor Lamar Alexander to become Judge of the ... view profile
I am a Solo Practitioner Attorney, not an adoption agency, based in Strawberry... more
I am a Solo Practitioner Attorney, not an adoption agency, based in Strawberry Plains, Knox County, Tennessee, and I practice from Nashville to the Eastern edge of Tennessee. My practice is limited almost solely to adoption law, including representation of birth parents and adoptive parents and sometimes agencies. I feel that insuring the security of a child in his or her home is one of t... view profile
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.