Mediation is a process in the state of Tennessee for different types of cases, but when you’re going through a divorce, mediation is required in the state of Tennessee unless you and your spouse can resolve your case prior to that process. Mediation is also required before you are allowed to try any issues in your divorce case in the state of Tennessee.

Mediation is a process where you and your attorney, along with your spouse and their attorney, choose a mediator. That’s someone who is usually an attorney qualified to conduct mediations in the state of Tennessee. The job of the mediator is to not give you advice, but rather, their job is to try to help you reach a resolution to your case. It’s very important to make sure that you have trust and confidence in your attorney. When you do that, you’ll have an attorney who will also select a good mediator.

At Banks and Jones, I practice in the domestic area of law, and I represent people daily going through a divorce. I’m also listed as a Rule 31 Domestic Mediator, and I can help you with those needs as well.

If you’re facing a divorce situation and you need either an attorney or a mediator, please feel free to contact us at Banks and Jones. Our number is 865-546-2141 or you can find us at We’re happy to serve the folks of Knox County and the surrounding counties also in East Tennessee.