Helping neighbors, families, farmers, and other businesses take personal control and responsibility for reaching an acceptable resolution of disputes
Types of mediation can include, but are not limited to:
For conflicts between families, neighbors, or community members, who would rather not go to court for disagreements regarding:
landlord/tenant, real estate, condominium boards and owners, roommates
- Neighborhood Disputes
parking, noise, pets, property lines, common driveways, trash, overhanging trees
workplace disputes between co-workers, supervisor/employee, board member/staff involving issues such as discrimination, discipline, salary, policy, personality conflicts
- Small Claims
debt repayment, consumer/merchant, consumer/repairperson, consumer/travel agency, consumer/serviceperson
*I am not taking cases that involve visitation, custody, or child support at this time. Based on your particular situation, though, I may be able to recommend someone who can help you.
Family Farm Mediation
For farm families working through a transition, internal family conflicts, or succession of a family farm operation
Elder Care Mediation
For disputes involving older adults, their families, and care providers such as:
- Living arrangements
- Level of care
- Quality of care
- Property maintenance
- Health care matters
- Legal issues (e.g., trusts and estates, adult guardianship)
- End-of-life decisions (e.g., living wills)
For addressing intra and inter-group issues such as:
- Church noise
- Street vendors
- Street closings
- Location of new businesses
- Community-based “quality of life” issues
School Attendance Mediation
For situations where parents, caregivers, and schools want to find workable solutions to resolve a child’s truancy and lateness problems.
How Mediation Can Be Done
Mediation sessions can be conducted 1) in person, 2) online via Google Meet, or, in special cases, 3) by phone-conference. To join a Google Meet conference, you will get an invitation from me with instructions on how to join the meeting. You will not need to have a Google account to join a Google Meet session.
A mediator fee of $80 per hour* will be charged for:
- Time spent preparing for mediation
- Conducting the mediation session
- Writing up the agreement
- Travel time (if beyond 20 miles)
*It is anticipated that, on average, 3 hours maximum would be necessary. Some situations may require more time and others less.
Landlord/Tenant Case – Exclusive Offer
- For those who qualify, a flat fee of $200 will be charged for a basic landlord/tenant case. This special pricing includes up to three hours of mediation ($80 will be charged for each hour beyond that).