I'm one of the first women who was hired by any of the law firms in Nashville. I... more
I'm one of the first women who was hired by any of the law firms in Nashville. I slugged my way through the system as a single mom. I've done all kinds of litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Now I concentrate my practice on elder law issues, including estate planning, probate, Medicaid planning, VA planning and benefits, conservatorships, powers of attorney and living wills.
experienced Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator... more
experienced Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator alternative dispute resolution services (ADR) custom designed ADR services for businesses, organizations, and individuals in Tennessee conflict resolution services include mediation, arbitration, and consulting on workplace conflict management
I have been privileged to practice law in the great State of Tennessee since 1997.... more
I have been privileged to practice law in the great State of Tennessee since 1997. If I can provide my experience to you or someone you know in the areas of Probate and Estate Administration, Conservatorships or Guardianships, Divorce and Family Law or Business and Commercial Litigation, please feel free to contact my office. If for any reason I am unable to assist you, I will do my best to get... view profile
Richard Hedgepath was born February 23, 1961 in Nashville Tennessee. He grew up in... more
Richard Hedgepath was born February 23, 1961 in Nashville Tennessee. He grew up in Nashville and graduated from Hillwood High School, Belmont University, and Nashville School of Law. While attending college, Richard worked as a law clerk at his fathers law office, and during law school, Richard worked as a Deputy Clerk in the Circuit Court Clerks Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Upon gra... 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.