Mediation is a voluntary, cooperative process in which a specially trained third party (the mediator) works with parties in dispute, assisting them in communicating and working to achieve a peaceful, mutually beneficial resolution. Mediation is confidential and in most cases can be handled in one day. With mediation, the parties have control over the outcome, not the judge.
When a judge orders parties to mediation in an attempt to resolve the case.
When attorney's believe the parties and their case would benefit from Mediation.
When parties decide themselves that they would benefit from working with a Mediator.
Parenting Plans & Child Support
Child Custody & Visitation
Division of Marital Property
Juvenile Court Cases (except delinquency and dependent / neglect cases)
Parenting Plan Modification
Contempt of Court Cases (Post Divorce & Custody / Visitation Matters)
Rental Disputes/ Landlord - Tennant Disputes /Real Estate / Property
Property Management Disputes / Home Owner Association Issues
Business Dissolution Disputes
Special Education IEP Issues & Disputes
Collections & Other Contract Disputes
Foreclosures (refinance, loan modifications)
Product Liability Disputes
Personal Injury / Workmen's Compensation Claims & Disputes
Professional Practice / Partnership Disputes
Other Disputes such as: Community disputes, Construction & Contract
Karen Phillips, LBSW, MACR
Tennessee Supreme Court
Rule 31 Listed Family & General Civil Mediator
Specially Trained in Domestic Violence Issues
Shelby, Tipton, Lauderdale, Haywood, Fayette, Hardeman, & other
West Tennessee Counties