Who Benefits From Mediation?

Litigation can be exhaustive and expensive, and unfortunately many people choose to battle through trial because they are not aware they have any other option. For many legal cases, including those dealing with either civil or family law, mediation offers a quicker and less complicated way to resolve legal issues. If you choose to solve your legal dispute through mediation, an unbiased third party, a mediator, will help you find an agreeable resolution.

The mediator will not favor any one person, but will instead provide legal advice to better enable both parties to make effective agreements. One of the biggest benefits of mediation is that no decision will be made without the approval of both parties. Whereas in litigation, the court or judge may make a final decision, even against the wishes of both parties, in mediation all of the power rests with those involved in the dispute, not the mediator.

Mediation can be beneficial for a variety of cases dealing with both civil and family law. This includes, but is not limited to:

Given that both parties involved in the legal dispute agree to seek mediation, you can choose to avoid litigation and costly court dates in favor of a more peaceful resolution. There are many ways in which mediation can prove beneficial.

Mediation is often much quicker, since the courts are not involved and both parties can schedule meetings on their own time. And, because of this shorter time frame, mediation is almost always less costly and saves everyone involved from additional stress or emotional turmoil. Those who choose to go through mediation are also not subject to court records, and can therefore keep their negotiations private. Lastly, as we’ve already mentioned, mediation agreements are not reached without the consent of all parties involved. This provides the parents complete control over their child custody schedule, divorcees the power to accept or continue discussion over alimony payments, and so on.

If you are considering mediation as a way to resolve your civil or family dispute, our firm can help. At Cantrell, Goodge & Associates, we have the experience and legal skills necessary to guide you through a fair, quick mediation. We are dedicated to helping each and every one of our clients, and we give each case our best efforts and full attention. Our firm offers free consultations for those interested in our legal services at either of our offices, conveniently located in both Clinton and Knoxville, Tennessee.

To discuss mediation for your family law or civil case, contact Cantrell, Goodge & Associates today!


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