Civil & Famil Law Mediation in Clinton

An Alternative to a Bruising Trial

Nobody dreams of getting embroiled in a high-conflict legal battle. For many people, the thought of having to get a lawyer is stressful enough; the prospect of battling tooth and nail in a trial situation can be even more overwhelming.

Luckily, there is an alternative to the blood sport of courtroom trials that, depending on your circumstances, could potentially save you some grief, not to mention money. It's called meditation, and it's a method whereby the two sides of a legal conflict sit down together (or sometimes in separate rooms) to work out a solution. At Cantrell, Goodge & Associates, our Clinton mediators offer a range of mediation services to clients in East Tennessee — including Clinton, Oak Ridge, Knoxville, Powell — who may benefit from this more informal and flexible approach.

What Does a Clinton Mediator Do?

A mediator is a neutral presence whose job is to help two conflicting parties find an acceptable resolution to their disagreement outside of the courtroom.

Mediation may be possible either in:

  • A civil case, where a mediator will help the parties achieve resolution
  • A family law case, where the mediator can help decide issues related to divorce, such as child custody

In a mediation proceeding, the two parties have more control over the outcome than they would in a trial, where a judge would decide the final outcome. Mediation may also help take some of the stress out of a legal conflict, as the process emphasizes respect and civility, and unfolds in a more comfortable environment than a trial situation would. Our firm offers a free initial consultation.

Let Us Help You Find Your Way Forward

To find out if mediation could be a possibility for you, consult with a Clinton family law attorney at our East Tennessee firm, or call us at (865) 999-0101 to arrange for a consultation. Whatever your situation, we can provide you with a frank assessment of your options, and help you to achieve the best possible resolution of your case.


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