Mediation Services Family Law and Bankruptcy Attorneys in Fayetteville, Arkansas

The attorneys at CANOVA are certified Mediators and Attorneys in Fayetteville, Arkansas who are dedicated to providing mediation services and legal assistance in the areas of Family Law and Bankruptcy.

“Negotiation is what mediation is about.”

Mediation provides a way to resolve conflict outside of the courtroom. In 1995, Mediation was coded into Arkansas Law and is classified as Alternative Dispute Resolution. Mediation can be used to resolve any conflict, and is frequently used in disagreements of domestic relations, such as divorce and child custody arrangements.

CANOVA Mediators assist both parties in making informed decisions. The resolution of the mediation, called a Memorandum of Understanding, will spell out the agreement and be attached to a court order. As  MEDIATORS we can not act as a lawyer or provide legal representation to either party. But we can help you make educated and thorough, solid decisions.

Awards and honors

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® — a widely respected mark of achievement signifying quality legal work, professionalism and solid ethical standards
  • Top Lawyers in Arkansas – The Legal Network 2014 – Highest in Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence
  • Client Distinction Award – – Recognized for Excellence – Quality of Service, Overall Value, Responsiveness and Communicatiion Ability
  • Best of CLE from the Arkansas Bar Association for contribution to the Continuing Education of Arkansas Attorneys
  • Voted Best Attorney by the readers of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Admitted to practice

  • Arkansas,  1992
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas


  • University of Arkansas, J.D., 1992
  • Hendrix College, B.A., 1989


  • Certified Mediator through the Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission since 2005

Areas of practice

  • Mediation
  • Family law
  • Domestic relations
  • Divorce
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Grandparents visitation rights
  • Non-custodial Visitation rights
  • Adoption
  •  Bankruptcy