WHAT IS MEDIATION?
Mediation is a conversation between two or more people that disagree, led by a trained, neutral mediator. Mediation is a less expensive, time-saving alternative to court.
In mediation the disputing parties have the chance to settle their differences in a safe, confidential and efficient manner.
Mediation helps people get what they need, whether it’s peace and quiet, family unity, a financial settlement, or just a chance to be heard.
Our mediators include staff members and community volunteers who are professionally trained and committed to promoting peace in our communities.
WHAT IS THE COST?
Mediation is FREE.
WHAT TYPES OF DISPUTES CAN BE HANDLED IN MEDIATION?
Almost any dispute may be appropriate for mediation. Here are some of the typical cases handled by their mediation centers.
- Neighbor disputes such as noise
- Parent-Pledge — Parenting Plans, Custody, Visitation and/or Child Support
- Civil matters – debt, personal and business
- Criminal matters – assault, property damage and menacing
- Breach of contracts
- Property disputes
- Landlord/Tenant disputes
- School conflicts – student to student conflicts
- Parenting issues such as discipline, truancy
- Special Education Mediation
- Other Services
IS MEDIATION LIKE COURT?
No. Mediation is not a court proceeding. Mediation is voluntary. Both parties must agree to the process to have a mediation. Mediators are not judges. They are not there to make decisions. They are there to facilitate a discussion that helps parties see eye to eye when they are going head to head and find their own solutions to the conflict. Mediation is a cost effective time-saving alternative to court.
Manhattan Mediation Center
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HOW DO I REQUEST ACCOMMODATIONS?
Call to speak with a staff person, or use the online request form:
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