Mediation is a process in which two or more people involved in a dispute meet in a private, confidential setting with a neutral person (a mediator) and work together to solve their problems.
Mediation is affordable and is often much less costly than court actions. Most general community disputes and circuit court referred cases are assessed a $75 fee per party. Please contact us for our full fee schedule.
No. People frequently participate in mediation without legal representation. You are always welcome to have your attorney present with you at the mediation session. Mediators are not able to provide any legal advice and the Marquette Alger Resolution Service always encourages individuals in a dispute to seek legal advice
All types of businesses, associations and individuals have recognized the benefits of using and referring disputes to mediation.
- Human service agencies
- Police departments
- Landlords and Property management companies
- Community Organizations
- Professional associations
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)
- Neighborhood and Community Conflict
- Family Disputes
- Claims involving Money and Personal Property
- Restorative Justice and Victim Offender
- Special Education
- Contractual Matters
- Large Group Facilitation
Mediation is not appropriate for cases involving domestic violence or criminal matters.