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Why Mediation

Many people are uncomfortable with conflict. It can be hard to listen and understand what is important to someone else and why. However, with conflict there is an opportunity to find common ground and create a mutually agreeable solution.

Mediation is a method of problem solving that enables people to share their perspective, explain what is important, and explore options with the assistance of a trained mediator. This is accomplished by having the parties:

  • Focus the discussion on key issues that need to be solved.
  • Identify what is important.
  • Be flexible in creating options.
  • Decide if a solution is workable and take ownership of the outcome.

The Resolution Center can help clarify perspectives that may lead to finding common ground between:

  • Parents developing or modifying a parenting plan.
  • Grandparents and parents wanting to define time spent with grandchildren.
  • Family members with difficult decisions related to elders.
  • Educators and families regarding students with special abilities.
  • Neighbors having a difficult time living next to each other.
  • Businesses and consumers, landlords and tenants.
  • Employers and employees, or co-workers.

There is a one-time processing fee that covers the cost of the initial paperwork, scheduling, and agreement writing, if applicable. After a case is opened, session fees will apply and a sliding fee scale can be utilized. Per the Dispute Resolution Act of 1991, The Resolution Center will not deny service to anyone due to inability to pay.

Approved by / Member of:
  • ODR
  • NMA