Mediation & Restorative Services is a non-profit organization committed to providing high quality mediation services on a low cost basis to residents, businesses and organizations of Muskegon, Manistee, Mason, and Oceana Counties.
Each party will be assessed the mediation fee equally, unless otherwise ordered by the court or by agreement of the parties. The initial fee is due in full on or before the day of mediation.
Balanced & Restorative Justice Mediation/Conference - No Charge
Special Education Mediation - No Charge
Custody & Parenting Time - No charges for cases in Muskegon, Oceana & Mason Counties, as part of the Access & Visitation Program.
Domestic Mediation -
Mediation Fees are waived for all parties to Domestic Relation (Family Law) Mediations in all court cases when the case filing fees have been waived by the court, or when the referring judge or referee requests that the mediation fees be waived.
Parties that do not receive a fee waiver, will be assessed the mediation fee equally, unless otherwise ordered by the court or by agreement by the parties. The initial fee is due in full on or before the day of mediation.
Initial Mediation fee $ 100.00/$50 per party
(Three hours maximum)
Subsequent mediation or additional hours $ 50.00 per hour/$25 per party
General Civil Mediation - valued less than $25,000
Mediation fee $25 per party
General Civil Mediation in excess of $25,000
Initial Mediation fee $ 500.00
(Three hours maximum)
Subsequent mediation or additional hours $ 150.00 per hour
Veterans & Service Members
Mediation & Restorative Services believes that America’s Veterans stepped forward for us, so we should step forward for them. We will waive fees for our mediation services that can help them avoid the hassle and expense of litigation to resolve a variety of issues.
Any complaint must be received in writing and brought to the attention of the Executive Director immediately. Complaints received in writing are to receive a response within five working days. Depending upon the complaint, response may include notification that an investigation will commence and/or that certain corrective actions have taken place. If warranted, compensations such as waiver of fee, return of fee or offer to re-mediate without fee, at our center or another center, may be made.
If the Executive Director does not provide a satisfactory answer, the complainant may meet with the Executive Director and President of the Board in an effort to resolve the issue with this center. If that does not bring a satisfactory resolution, the matter may be referred to another center for mediation. No further appeal is available, and if the mediation does not result in a resolution, the President of the Board will bring the matter to the Board of Directors, and the decision of the Board of Directors is final.