What is Mediation?

Mediation is a process where people with differing views sit down with an impartial third party to discuss issues they need help resolving. The mediator guides and facilities conversation, helping people to sort out their needs and interests.

Mediation can help resolve conflict in many different areas of life including:

Benefits of Mediation?

  • COST

    Nonmilitary mediators may charge a similar rate to lawyers, but mediation sessions are quicker than a prolonged court process. Most installation legal assistance offices provide free mediation services.

  • TIME

    Because mediation is informal, negotiations are often resolved in a short amount of time.

  • OUTCOME

    Since participants must agree to a resolution, the result is often satisfactory to both parties.

  • PRIVACY

    Mediation takes place out of court, allowing an open discussion in a private setting.

WHY CHOOSE US?

  • You can be assured that your mediator is up to the task. We always work to settle legal problems out of court. When that is not possible, however, we do not shy away from a trial.
  • We have the knowledge, strength, and determination required to achieve positive results in challenging legal situations.
  • We represent clients in Mississippi and Alabama, including residents of Tupelo, Booneville, Corinth, New Albany, Pontotoc, Oxford, Amory, Aberdeen, West Point, Columbus, Fulton, Ripley, Holly Springs, and Southaven, MS, and Hamilton, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Florence, Muscle Shoals and Vernon, AL.

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THE MEDIATION PROCESS

  • Planning

    Schedule an appointment for a mediation session and we will send you a personalized planning kit with information about your case type (divorce, child custody, or guardianship) to help you organize the information you need to mediate your issues efficiently.

  • Scheduling

    If you and your spouse/former partner are ready to move forward, you can schedule your mediation session by phone or email. We can prepare the documents in a format acceptable to the court including your separation agreement, parenting plan and asset/debt allocation spreadsheet.

  • Mediation

    Come meet us in our office to hold your meditation session. An experienced attorney/mediator will help you work through the difficult emotions and conflicts that inevitably come up at the end of a relationship. Our time-tested process clarifies issues and opens doors to finding a fair solution.

  • Review & Filing

    We will send each party documents that summarize the proposals and agreements reached during mediation. You can review these documents with your accountant or attorney and take as much time as you need. There’s no pressure to sign documents until you are sure that you are ready to proceed.

PUTTING KIDS FIRST

You want to minimize the impact of divorce or break-up on your children. A skilled attorney/mediator helps you develop a parenting plan that is detailed, flexible and designed for success. Parenting disputes are one of the most common reasons parties end up back in court. We can avoid future stress and court expenses by crafting a better parenting plan up front.

PUTTING KIDS FIRST

You want to minimize the impact of divorce or break-up on your children. A skilled attorney/mediator helps you develop a parenting plan that is detailed, flexible and designed for success. Parenting disputes are one of the most common reasons parties end up back in court. We can avoid future stress and court expenses by crafting a better parenting plan up front.