Tim Woodard and His team of mediators work with many lawyers, and pro se litigants in order to meet their mediation needs. Accordingly, litigants in Tennessee that are deemed indigent may qualify for help under the Divorcing Parent Education and Mediation Fund.


The Tennessee Legislature enacted Title 36, Chapter 6, Part 4 of the Tennessee Code Annotated to promote continuing parenting arrangements for families involved in divorce, legal separation, annulment, or separate maintenance proceedings, and for families that are involved in any other custody matters. Such arrangements reinforce the fundamental importance of the parent-child relationship to the welfare of the child. In order to help parents receive the necessary education and alternative dispute resolution services, the Tennessee Legislature established the Divorcing Parent Education and Mediation Fund (T.C.A. § 6-6-413).


Aside from qualifying for certain court appointed help, Tim Woodard and TW Mediation Firm offer pro bono services to certain individuals on a case by case analysis. Availability is based on scheduling. Morristown and all 95 counties in Tennessee. Reach out to our trained team of Listed Rule 31 Mediators for more information.


Tim Woodard is a native of Hamblen County and holds a Juris Doctor. All of our mediators are Rule 31 Listed with the Supreme Court of Tennessee. All though our areas serviced are primarily in East Tennessee, the firm is now able to hold mediations in all 95 counties in Tennessee.