Services

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:

Community Mediation*

For conflicts between families, neighbors, or community members, who would rather not go to court for disagreements regarding:

  • Housing
    landlord/tenant, real estate, condominium boards and owners, roommates
  • Neighborhood Disputes
    parking, noise, pets, property lines, common driveways, trash, overhanging trees
  • Employment
    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
  • Driving
  • Property maintenance
  • Finances
  • Health care matters
  • Legal issues (e.g., trusts and estates, adult guardianship)
  • End-of-life decisions (e.g., living wills)

Multi-Party Mediation

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.

Pricing

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).

For personal, expedient resolution,