“We don’t see things the way they are. We see things the way we are.” — Anias Nin
WHAT IS MEDIATION?
Meditation is a process held in an informal confidential setting. A neutral third party assists the litigants as they work towards a mutually acceptable resolution of a dispute.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The mediator leads the discussion between the parties. The mediator does not decide the case, but guides the parties to a mutually agreeable settlement agreement to avoid a judge or jury deciding the outcome of your case.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MEDIATION?
· Mediation is less expensive for litigants
· Mediation promotes communication and cooperation
· Mediation is confidential--it avoids public disclosure of personal problems and benefits children by reducing the stress around them
· Less time is needed to reach a conclusion than in traditional litigation
· You get an opportunity to be heard and participate in the proceedings — you control the decision
· Allows for the opportunity for creative solutions to the dispute
· Helps you move on with your life
WHAT TYPES OF CASES MAY BE MEDIATED?
Civil Domestic Grandparent visitation
Neighborhood disputes Shared Parenting
Property Disputes Contested Custody
WHAT IS THE COST OF MEDIATION?
The cost of the mediation is $50.00 for each party.
For more information contact: Mailing Address
419.562.5771 ext.1141 Mediation Department