Marquette Alger Resolution Service


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The Mission of the Marquette-Alger Resolution Service is to provide and promote a process by which people in conflict come to their own resolution.

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Services Provided:

Marquette-Alger Resolution Service offers mediation, a means of solving disputes that you are unable to resolve on your own. It is a voluntary alternative to court action that is effective, satisfying, less costly and less time consuming than working through the legal system. It employs the use of professionally-trained mediators who remain neutral while guiding you to find a mutually-agreeable solution to your problem.


All mediation through our program is confidential and is court approved for resolving many types of disagreements. Mediation is successful in many types of disputes including:

  • Domestic Relations (including parenting time and divorce)
  • General Civil Lawsuits
  • Small Claims Matters
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Guardianship and Family Caregiving Issues
  • Employment (employee/employee and employee/employer)
  • Discrimination (through Michigan Department of Civil Rights)
  • Neighborhood and Community Conflict
  • Family Disputes
  • Claims involving Money and Personal Property
  • Victim Offender Restitution
  • Special Education Complaints
  • Contractual Matters
  • Large Group Facilitation

Mediation is not appropriate for cases involving domestic violence or criminal matters.

Scheduling an appointment:

Please call 906-226-8600. (Toll Free 1-800-8Resolve) If both parties are willing to participate in mediation, most sessions can be scheduled within two weeks. We currently schedule appointments Monday-Thursday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Plan to allow 2 hours for your initial session. In some instances, additional sessions may be needed. Mediation sessions are held at the MARS office located in the Harlow Park Suites at 715 W. Washington Street, Suite A in Marquette.


Community Dispute Resolution Program

Marquette Alger Resolution Service is a part of Michigan's Community Dispute Resolution Program

Pay Mediation Fee

Who are the mediators?

Mediators are community residents who have been trained under the guidelines set forth by the State Court Administrative Office.

A mediator is a neutral person that manages the mediation process. Mediators assist parties to both identify the issues of a dispute and discuss solutions to them.

A Mediator Does Not:

  • Make suggestions
  • Make decisions
  • Take sides
  • Force any party to reach an agreement
  • Offer legal advice

Marquette Alger Resolution Center's roster of qualified mediators represent a wide variety of professional disciplines. They have successfully completed a training course established by the Michigan Supreme Court.

MARS mediators are also required to complete advanced mediation training on an annual basis.


Mediation is affordable. Fees vary for services and are based on ability to pay. Please call for more information about our current fee schedule.

Proud Member of:

  • Michigan CDRP Centers' Association
  • Great Lakes Center for Youth Development
  • State Bar of Michigan-ADR Section
  • National Association for Community Mediation

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(906)226-8600 or (800)873-7658
715 W. Washington Street, Suite A, Marquette, MI 49855