Tennessee Attorney Provides Effective Divorce and General Civil Mediation Services
Experienced lawyer works to facilitate agreement among divorcing couples in the Knoxville area
Divorce and litigation are stressful processes. Combining the two can seem overwhelming for spouses and their children. Fortunately, an effective option exists for couples who want to avoid courtroom stress when their marriage ends. At Brenda J. Ponsford, PLLC, I deliver professional mediation services for divorce and other family law matters for couples in the Knoxville area and Tennessee. Using the knowledge I've gained as a lawyer, I offer comprehensive guidance through this alternative dispute resolution process to help parties settle issues such as custody, child support, alimony and property division.
Neutral third party saves divorcing spouses time and money
Whether you're close to a marital settlement agreement or divorce terms, a Supreme Court Rule 31 listed mediator helps you your divorce while avoiding unnecessary problems and expense. There are significant advantages to the mediation process, including:
- Control — Instead of working on the court's schedule and dealing with their procedural requirements, spouses decide when to meet and what needs to be discussed.
- Creativity — A mediated agreement can be more closely tailored to your needs than what a judge is likely to impose. You can exercise your creativity and wisdom in agreeing to what works better for you in terms of your Parenting Plan and financial future.
- Cost savings — Litigation costs can mount quickly, potentially causing financial problems that last long after the marriage has concluded. During mediation, parties can limit what they spend.
- Privacy and stress relief — A public courtroom is an uncomfortable place to discuss the personal issues often associated with divorce. I allow clients to speak openly in a private, dignified setting.
In Tennessee, as well as in many states, the courts recognized how useful mediation is when a married couple breaks up, so they require mandatory divorce mediation. Whether you're seeking assistance on your own or at the court's behest, my firm has the experience and knowledge to provide valuable support.
Dedicated firm outlines the divorce mediation process
I have a deep background in family law that gives me the ability to find equitable solutions to the most entrenched disagreements. Though I am a neutral third party who is not permitted to provide legal counsel, my unbiased approach helps everyone better understand the key legal issues. I work diligently to ensure that consensus is reached so that both spouses can move forward, confident that the outcome meets their needs.
Contact a trustworthy Tennessee family law mediator for strong guidance
Finding a neutral third party to assist you and your spouse can ease the divorce process considerably. Throughout Tennessee, Brenda J. Ponsford, PLLC provides professional mediation services to resolve issues such as custody arrangements and property division. Call (814) 308-8564 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my Knoxville office.