MEDIATION: A voluntary settlement process to help you resolve disputes. Mediation is an informal process where a mediator helps people with a dispute to reach agreement. The mediation process identifies important issues, clarifies misunderstandings, explores solutions, and negotiates settlement. The mediator is not a judge and does not make a decision or impose a solution on the dispute. Rather, the mediator helps those involved in the dispute talk to each other, thereby allowing them to resolve the dispute themselves. The mediator manages the mediation session and remains impartial.
Participating in mediation allows the parties to have an increased level of control and say in the outcome of their case. Parties that resolve their disputes through mediation are able to avoid the uncertainties of a trial and further avoid the significant expense and costs associated with protracted litigation. In most Divorce and Family Law cases, especially those involving child custody issues, the Courts will require the parties to participate in mediation prior to conducting a hearing.
For several years, Attorney John Milton Meadows has been dedicated to advocating for clients in all aspects of divorce and family law, including child custody, child support, spousal support, retirement benefits, characterization of separate and marital property, property division, parentage, dependency and neglect, termination of parental rights, adoption and grandparent rights. John has received specific training to provide Divorce and Family Law Mediation services and has been approved by the Tennessee Supreme Court's Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission to be a Rule 31 Listed Mediator in the field of Family Mediation. John provides Divorce and Family Law Mediation Services in Livingston, Cookeville, Byrdstown, Celina, Sparta and throughout the Upper Cumberland.