Candis Saulsberry

Freeman Mediation, LLC

Olive Branch, Mississippi 38654


Child Custody, Child Support Modification, Civil, Conflict, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Divorce Modification and Enforcement, Domestic Relations, Elder, Family, Marital Property, Parenting Plans, Pro Se Divorce, Restorative Justice

Candis Saulsberry is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin and a senior administrative professional with over 15 years’ experience. Ms. Saulsberry currently serves as Executive Director of Freeman Outreach Center, a non-profit organization whose mission is to help empower children and families to effectively deal with behavioral, social, and emotional challenges. She is a Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator, a member of the Memphis Bar Association, and a State of Tennessee Notary Public. As a servant leader, her community involvement includes:

Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative Governing Committee
Alternatives to Detention committee (chair, 2017-2019)
Shelby County Government Juvenile Justice Consortium (2017-2018, chair)
Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth Council
Memphis/Shelby County Juvenile Court Cease Fire Program
Catering 2 Kids Summer Feeding Program
Partner with City of Memphis Office of Youth Services providing summer jobs for youth
Partnered with TN Achieve to offer community service opportunities which helped 24 youth obtain scholarships to attend college for 2 yrs. free in Tennessee

Ms. Saulsberry is a committed team member who is reliable and has built confidence and trust at all levels with professionalism.

Mediation v. Litigation

MEDIATION: A voluntary settlement process to help you resolve disputes. Mediation is an informal process where a mediator helps people with a dispute to reach an agreement. The mediation process identifies important issues, clarifies misunderstandings, explores solutions, and negotiates settlement.

The mediator is not a judge and does not make a decision or impose a solution on the dispute. Rather, the mediator helps those involved in the dispute talk to each other, thereby allowing them to resolve the dispute themselves. The mediator manages the mediation session and remains impartial.

LITIGATION: the act, process, or practice of settling a dispute in a court of law. When a party chooses to litigate, thhis can be time consuming, emotionally draining, expensive, and unpredictable.

Successful mediation benefits participants:

People keep control over the resolution of their own problem.
Disputes can be settled promptly. A mediation session can be scheduled as soon as everyone agrees to use mediation to resolve the dispute, even before a lawsuit may be filed.
Mediation costs are significantly less than taking a case to trial.
Mediation promotes better relationships through cooperative problem-solving and improved communication.
Mediation is private and confidential. The mediator and the people in the dispute must maintain the confidentiality of the information disclosed during mediation.
Mediation is voluntary. Although a judge may order a case to proceed to mediation, the mediation may be terminated at any time by the people involved or by the mediator. Settlement is also entirely voluntary. If you cannot reach an agreement, you still have the right to take the dispute before a judge or jury.

1922 Exeter Street
Germantown, TN 38138

P: 901-896-7818
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