Mediation Services

We Can Work It Out

Mediation is a process in which the parties involved in a conflict meet together for the purpose of resolving their conflict by mutual agreement.  The process and meetings are led by a neutral mediator.

Mediation services can be used to work out agreements for a variety of conflicts, such as:

  • Work / employee disputes.
  • Divorces.
  • Parenting agreements.
  • Family business issues.
  • Disputes regarding a will.

One of the most important factors for a successful mediation outcome is the commitment of all parties to work out a resolution that is mutually beneficial to all involved.  This requires a compromise in which each party gets something that they want, and there is a win-win result for all.

Four Benefits of Mediation Services

  1. Lower costs, as compared to working with attorneys.
  2. Potential for more positive relationships among parties, both throughout and upon completion of mediation.
  3. More control over the resolution agreement, as opposed to having a judge decide the outcome.
  4. Satisfaction that each party came away with something, as opposed to having a win-lose outcome.

Who can be a mediator?

There are no licensing requirements to be a mediator. If a mediator completes a training program sponsored by a court system, there may be a certification. Otherwise, many mediators complete a forty-hour mediation program in order to be trained in the process.

“Many mediators complete a forty-hour mediation program in order to be trained in the process.”