Dispute Resolution Services

Mediation is a way to resolve disputes. A highly-trained, neutral third party helps to manage the process. The parties involved in the dispute retain all decision-making authority.

Participants have an opportunity to find their own solutions that really work, rather than having a solution forced on them. Our mediation programs:

  • Are confidential
  • Are faster than a trial
  • Are inexpensive or free
  • Preserve relationships
  • Improve communication
  • Produce lasting, meaningful agreements

Mediation comes in a variety of different flavors, each one designed to address your particular conflict. In addition, mediation isn't the only dispute resolution service we offer.

Mediation works well in almost any type of conflict.  Below are just a few examples of common mediation topics, split into two basic categories:

Family Mediation includes:

  • Parenting plans; including custody, visitation and child support arrangements
  • Divorce or separation
  • Workplace or employment cases
  • Disputes between parents and children

Community Mediation includes:

  • Small claims and supreme court cases
  • Consumer/merchant disputes
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Neighbor disputes, including neighborhood or homeowner groups
  • Peer/school disputes
  • Commercial or contract disputes
  • Special Education (IEP)/school disputes

Other Alternatives:

In addition to Mediation services, we offer alternatives such as Arbitration and Facilitation that are more specialized. 

Arbitration is a method of dispute resolution where a neutral third party (the arbitrator) is empowered to determine the settlement of the issue. Their decision is final and binding on the parties, and is enforceable in a court of law. 

Facilitation is designed for large groups or whole organizations who need to create a plan or resolve complex disputes.

Still not sure?

Take a look at this little video we threw together to help explain mediation.