What is mediation?
Mediation is an informal, voluntary settlement process that allows parties to work out their disagreements with a neutral third party, and is an alternative to litigation. With the help of a mediator, people can work together to find mutually acceptable solutions. Mediation is confidential and often helps to transform or restore relationships. Mediation helps the parties involved look forward to and focus on positive and healthy outcomes.
What issues can be mediated?
- family issues: involving extended families; youth; relationships; or the elderly
- youth and school issues: with students; teachers, districts, parents; or guardians
- community issues: for neighbors; landlords; tenants; consumers; merchants; or farmers
- workplace issues: for employees; employers; businesses; or organizations
- and more: any disagreement or conflict can be mediated so long as it is non-violent
What about attorneys?
The mediation process is informal. It isn’t necessary to have an attorney present during mediation. Attorneys can be consulted at any point during the process.
What is the cost of mediation?
Our mediation sessions are free (with the exception of divorce mediation). We collect a one-time administrative fee of $30 from each party in a mediation.
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