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MEDIATION SERVICES

DIVORCE

Mediation services for parties initiating a divorce who wish to retain control over the decisions that must be made as a part of the divorce settlement. Settlement agreements frequently include issues of parenting, property division, support, and other issues. There is a fee for this service based on a reduced fee schedule.

PARENTING

Mediation is available regardless of whether there is a Friend of the Court case. When parents disagree about issues regarding their child or children, mediation is an effective way of focusing on the best interests of the child or children. Mediators can assist parents with discussing various issues relating to their children

LANDLORD/TENANT

Mediation sessions provide tenants and landlords the opportunity to resolve disputes over the payment of rent, noise complaints, parking difficulties, property condition and other issues that impact the quality of life of the tenant, landlord and neighborhood, or the value, use of the property and investment of the landlord.

SPECIAL EDUCATION

 

This service provides parents and schools a way to work together to resolve special education issues. Mediation is encouraged as a way of resolving disagreements early in the dispute. We are also is available to facilitate Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings.

EMPLOYMENT

These mediations provide a forum for employers and employees to discuss conflicts in the workplace that affect work performance and overall work environment. Mediations can be between the employer/employee, or between co-workers. Often mediation is able to improve communication and/or understanding in the workplace.

GUARDIANSHIP

 

When there is a dispute regarding a family caregiver or guardianship of a family member, mediation can help the parties explore options and alternatives. Issues such as guardianship, petitions, transitional planning, and care giving often are resolved through mediation.

VICTIM/OFFENDER

This is a voluntary program in which victims of a crime and offenders are provided with an opportunity to meet to find resolution and healing. This program is based upon the principles of Restorative Justice that emphasizes safety, restoration, and accountability. Cases may be referred by the justice system, schools, or victims. 

SCHOOL RELATED ISSUES

These mediations cover disputes over disciplinary actions, child behavior, truancy, teacher/parent relationships, and school policies and procedures. Mediation & Restorative Services encourages Restorative Justice solutions in our schools.

COMMUNITY/BUSINESS MEDIATION

An effective and cost-efficient method for resolving a variety of Community and Business related conflicts and issues including but not limited to: contract disputes, consumer/merchant disagreements, property line disputes, business conflicts etc.