Your Road Map to Solutions
Mediation is a process of resolving conflict in which an impartial person meets with the participants to facilitate mutually agreed upon solutions. The mediator does not take sides and keeps the focus on the process of problem solving. The participants retain control over the decisions and agreements. The mediator helps develop options and explore alternatives but does not impose decisions on the participants.
Mediation is available at the Hub Monday through Thursday 8 AM-9 PM or Friday 8 AM-5 PM.
The length of mediation varies depending a number of things. As a rule a mediation session rarely lasts longer than 2 hours. The mediator will meet with all participants prior to the problem solving session. If additional meetings are necessary, they will be arranged.
The mediator will provide an environment that you will feel safe and encouraged to participate. If at any time safety becomes a concern whether it is physical or verbal, the mediator will reserve the right to stop the process immediately.
Mediation gives participants an opportunity to find solutions in an atmosphere that is designed for problem solving. If an agreement is not reached you have not forfeited any of your legal options.
If the mediation is Court recommended then the Court will uphold any agreements reached.