You may have heard of the concept of divorce mediation but may not be sure how it applies to your situation. To begin with, Tennessee law does require most divorcing couples to attempt mediation. Divorcing parents may need to attend court-ordered mediation sessions geared primarily at developing a parenting plan.
Many people find mediation offers them several benefits litigation may not. Because mediation centers on cooperation rather than confrontation, divorcing couples may find it easier to concentrate on looking for solutions rather than reacting to one another's actions. A mediation setting can lower the emotional stakes and help the parties into a more rational way of thinking.