Mediation can help resolve conflicts in many different areas of life.
What is Mediation?
ONE SHARED OBJECTIVE: SUCCESSFUL RESULTS
Above all, our goal is the same as yours— successful resolution for all parties involved. We strive to help parties move forward while never having to set foot in a courtroom. Our alternative dispute resolution services provide a simpler way to resolve conflict.
Community & Family Mediation
The Community Mediation Program offers community members access to mediation services that will help resolve conflicts within their neighborhoods and communities. Mediation is a way for people to resolve their disputes in a private confidential setting with the assistance of a neutral third party. Issues that can be mediated include neighbor to neighbor conflicts such as noise or property issues, landlord/ tenant conflict, small business disputes or dissolution, etc.
The Family Mediation Program provides mediation for dissolution of marriage, parenting plans, and custody agreements. We also provide mediation services to families with situations including parent/child conflict, grandparent or extended family visitation, care of elder parents, and sibling conflict. Mediation is a way for family members to resolve their disputes in a private confidential setting with the assistance of a neutral third party whose role is to assist the parties in reaching an agreement on disputed items by identifying issues, exploring options, facilitating communication between the parties, and recording the agreements reached.
Frequently Asked Questions
Mediation is a process for resolving disputes in which a neutral third party helps conflicting parties have a conversation to jointly resolve their concerns. It allows people to work things out directly with each other, helping those involved to diffuse emotion, correct misunderstandings, and be satisfied with outcomes because they created them directly. Depending on your particular situation, mediation may be a viable and less costly alternative to litigation.
Many types of conflicts can be mediated, including a family, neighbor, and some workplace/business issues. Family mediations can be held to resolve care of elder parents, custody and visitation issues, and divorce terms, etc. Neighbor mediation can address noise, pet, property issues, and more. Co-worker issues and contract disputes are some examples of workplace/business mediation.