Mediation Services


We Can Work It Out

Mediation – is a process in which the parties involved in a conflict meet together, for the purpose of resolving their conflict by mutual agreement. The process and meetings are led by a neutral mediator.

Mediation services can be used to work out agreements for a variety of conflicts, such as:

  • Work/employee disputes.
  • Divorces
  • Parenting agreements.
  • Family business issues.
  • Disputes regarding a will.

One of the most important factors for a successful mediation outcome – is the commitment of all parties to work out a resolution that is mutually beneficial to all involved. This requires compromise, in which each party gets “something” they want and there’s a win-win result for all.

4 Benefits of Mediation Services

  1. Lower costs, as compared to working with attorneys.
  2. Potential for more positive relationships among parties, both throughout and upon completion of mediation.
  3. More control over the resolution agreement, as opposed to having a judge decide the outcome.
  4. Satisfaction that each party came away with something, as opposed to having a win-lose outcome.

Who can be a mediator? There are no licensing requirements to be a mediator. If a mediator completes a training program sponsored by a court system, there may be a certification. Otherwise, many mediators complete a 40-hour mediation program, in order to be trained in the process.

Contact Marilyn Fettner, LCPC, MCC, NCC
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