I have been practicing law in Manchester, Tennessee since 1989 when I graduated from... more
I have been practicing law in Manchester, Tennessee since 1989 when I graduated from UT College of Law. I am admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court; US Court of Appeals ,6th Circuit; US District Court, Middle, Eastern and Western Divisions; and Trial and Appellate Courts of Tennessee. My husband, Philip and I have been married for 26 years. He is a fourth generation farmer... 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.