Mediation Services

Mediation offers issue resolution for many situations in a home or community.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a process where those involved in a dispute meet with a neutral third party- the mediator- who will help facilitate a dialogue in order to work together to resolve the conflict. In mediation each side tells their story and together, assisted by the mediator, create an agreement to meet their needs. The mediator does not make decisions. Research indicates that participants in mediation are more likely to follow through on agreements since they have actively participated in creating the agreement. Mediation is both voluntary and confidential.

When is Mediation Useful?

We provide mediation services in the following areas:

  • Business/Commercial Issues
    Employment disputes, co-worker conflicts and grievances, business partner disputes, customer complaints, vendor disputes, harassment/discrimination, real estate

  • Divorce/Domestic
    Separation agreements, divorce and divorce order modifications, custody and co-parenting issues, cohabitation agreements

  • Elder Issues
    Planning for elder care, probate, end of life decision-making

  • Family Disputes
    Sibling disputes, jointly held property, holiday/event planning

  • Landlord/Tenant
    Late or nonpayment of rent, repairs, damage/security deposit return, noncompliance with lease agreements, eviction, roommate disputes

  • Neighborhood/HOA
    Non-compliance with local ordinances or HOA regulations, parking, pets, noise, fences, lights

  • Parent/Teen
    Curfews, phone and social media use,  substance use

  • Schools
    Student conflicts, student/teacher conflicts, parent/school conflicts, truancy/attendance

  • Small Claims¬†
    Loan repayment, consumer/merchant disputes, landlord/tenant, contractor issues

  • Victim/Offender
    Vandalism/property damage, theft, bullying

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