Mediation Services in Divorce, Custody Disputes in Murfreesboro

Mediation Services in Divorce, Custody Disputes in Murfreesboro

Mediation is a confidential and informal process designed to help parties in dispute reach an agreement with the help of a neutral third party. In a hearing, a judge is responsible to make the decisions. This is not the case in mediation. Rule 31 certified mediators help couples find common ground to resolve disputes outside of a costly trial. When decisions are made in a non-combative setting, divorced couples are far less likely go to court when future disputes arise.

Stay in Control of Your Future with Divorce Mediation

As a Rule 31 certified divorce mediator, we have seen the value of couples remaining in control instead of relying on a judge to make decisions for them. A judge is really nothing more than a stranger. He or she will have little time to understand what is right for you and your children. Instead of taking a chance, The Law Firm of J. Leo Richardson, III works as a neutral third party to help you reach an amicable agreement. Contact us in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to understand if divorce mediation is right for you.

Who Must Go to Family Mediation?

  • Parties who file for divorce without children in Rutherford County and certain other counties
  • Parties who file for divorce with children in Tennessee
  • Parents who have custody, visitation issues in Rutherford County juvenile court and certain other counties
  • Parents who have a parenting plan and now have new issues relating to the plan

Who Should Take Advantage of Divorce Mediation Services?

  • Parents caught in a contested dispute with concerns about their children
  • Spouses seeking a divorce from someone unwilling to sit down and agree to anything
  • Any spouse who seeks a divorce but someone unwilling to agree to a divorce

How Much Does Divorce Mediation Cost?

$500 for a two to three-hour mediation session; $250 nonrefundable deposit required to schedule a mediation session.

When Should I Go Through Family Mediation?

You can go through mediation at any time — even before filing for divorce or child custody. In fact, you should try mediation before filing a lawsuit. Once a divorce is filed, mediation is required.

Why Should I Consider Mediation?

Mediation will save you time and money. If you and your estranged spouse have conflicting feelings over how the details of your divorce should be handled, you both may be tempted to hire your own attorneys. This could end up costing thousands of dollars. In this end, contented divorces can set the stage for ongoing conflicts. You can avoid a costly and combative divorce through mediation.