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Alternative Methods For Settling Divorces

If you are facing divorce or any serious family law dispute, you have several options other than trying to negotiate an agreement on your own or taking the matter before a judge to decide. One of our foremost strengths at Rogers, Shea & Spanos is our attorneys’ ability to identify the best paths to resolution for family law clients with wide-ranging needs, goals and communication styles.

Call 888-521-9952 to schedule an appointment with our skilled attorneys and to learn more about different divorce options.

Certified Mediators and Proven Litigators Trained in Collaborative Law

In addition to being a renowned trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in Middle Tennessee courts, Helen Sfikas Rogers has been a Rule 31 Certified Mediator since 1996. Attorney Siew-Ling Shea has also earned this certification, and several of our attorneys have completed training in collaborative law.

As a result of these credentials and our reputations for balance and integrity, we are often recommended, selected and appointed as mediators for complex divorce and child custody cases. We prepare and guide clients through mediation as well, and when appropriate, we recommend an emerging approach called collaborative mediation.

Reaching Fair Resolution Without Further Escalating Conflict

In Tennessee, couples that cannot settle custody issues on their own are required to enter mediation. The primary reasons people choose mediation or collaborative mediation include objectives such as:

  • Keeping control of critical, far-reaching decisions within the family, rather than allowing a judge to make them based on far more limited information
  • Arriving at agreements that are more likely to be sustainable than those handed down after litigation, because both parties were involved in forging those agreements
  • Containing costs and minimizing intense conflict that can adversely affect everyone involved, including children

Collaborative mediation brings together aspects and principles of traditional mediation and collaborative law. Both provide a structured process that is less rigidly formal than litigation, allowing for participation by a family counselor and other expert resources if needed.

Contact Us For Practical Legal Advice

To discuss your legal challenges and practical, effective ways to approach them that you may not have considered, contact us at 888-521-9952. You may also email us online. We meet with clients from Greater Nashville and the surrounding area at conveniently located office locations in both midtown Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee.