Menu Contact White & White, Attorneys at Law
Free Initial Consultation 865-622-7768

Divorce mediation is not the goal for every situation

Are you considering filing for divorce? If so, well-meaning friends and relatives may be encouraging you to use mediation. It's true that in many circumstances, mediation saves both money and time for divorcing couples.

However, mediation is not the right solution for all divorcing couples. To determine whether it is a viable option for you, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Can you and your spouse still communicate effectively?
  • Do you both agree that divorce is the right move?
  • Can you both compromise?
  • Do the two of you know all of your marital debts and assets?

Unless you answered "yes" to all of the above queries, mediation is not likely going to produce the results you need to end your marriage. Here's why.

Mediation involves communication

If you and your spouse can't communicate civilly with one another, it's highly unlikely that mediation is the right vehicle for your divorce. Participants have to be willing to approach the process politely and with a spirit of compromise. If the two of you can't even exchange the kids without snarling and sniping at one another, this does not bode well for mediation.

There may not be attorney-client privilege

Many (but not all) mediators are also attorneys -- but they are not your attorney. That means that they might not be bound by the attorney-client privilege. It may be possible that certain facts uncovered during mediation could at some point become part of the public record. That might not be what you intend.

The best way to determine whether you and your spouse are good candidates for a mediated divorce is to ask a family law attorney what they recommend for your unique situation.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Honors & Memberships
  • 10 Best – 2016 | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Family Law Attorneys(TM)

    He has received this award 2016-2019 for 10 best Attorneys, Client Satisfaction Award.

  • The National Top 40 Under 40 Advocates

    He has received this award 6 years in a row now. for Top 100 Attorneys.

  • 10 Best Attorney | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Family Law Attorneys(TM)

    Member since 2018 for Top 10 Family Law Attorney for Tennessee.

  • Family Law Top 10 Attorney - 2017-2019 | Attorney and Practice Magazines

    Member since 2017 for Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Tennessee.

  • Best Legal Counsel

    Member since 2018 for Best Legal Counsel in Family Law.

  • Lawyers of Distinction

    Member since 2017 for Excellence in Family and Divorce Top 10% in the USA.

  • Best Attorneys of America | Lifetime Charter Member

    Lifetime charter member for Best Attorneys in America for Tennessee.

Contact Us For A Free Case Evaluation - Email or Call 865-622-7768

White & White, Attorneys at Law, is committed to working with individuals to help them reshape their lives. Perhaps you need a second chance after getting arrested; maybe you're trying to pull yourself together during a frustrating divorce. Whatever the issue, the experienced lawyers at White & White, Attorneys at Law, are here to help.

Individuals are encouraged to contact the firm online or call to schedule a free initial consultation and discuss their legal needs with an experienced Sevierville family law attorney. Appointments are scheduled during regular business hours, but evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.

EMAIL US FOR A RESPONSE

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

White & White, Attorneys at Law 216 Phoenix Court Suite D Seymour, TN 37865 Toll Free: 888-551-9046 Phone: 865-622-7768 Fax: 865-577-1655 Seymour Law Office Map

Divorce mediation is not the goal for every situation | White & White, Attorneys at Law