What is Mediation

Mediation is an alternative to the litigation process. It is a forum where you and the other party work together to craft solutions tailored specifically to your needs in a relaxed environment. Mediation is a voluntary, private and confidential process. The mediator(s) who assists you through the process is neutral and will not favor one side or the other.

Click here to view a video about the mediation process.

Here is what you can expect at the mediation session:

The mediator(s) will introduce themselves, explain their role and have everyone introduce themselves.

The mediator will explain the mediation process, the ground rules, and the Agreement to Mediate document.

Each party will have the opportunity to share their concerns from their point of view, without interruption.

The mediator(s) will identify and clarify the issues they hear from the parties. They will encourage the parties to communicate directly with one another and will point out any       common interests they hear. During this part of the mediation process, you and the other       party work together to resolve the dispute. There may be times when the mediator will       meet with each party separately.

Any terms of agreement reached in mediation will be put down in writing and signed by all parties to the dispute. The signed agreement can be enforceable by the court as is       any other contract.

Unlike litigation or arbitration where someone else is in control and will make a decision for you, in mediation you and the other party are in control and create your own resolution. This type of environment is meant to be productive and beneficial for all parties involved.

If you have any questions about the mediation process, please feel free to contact us at (248) 338-4280.
Click here for a list of legal aid organizations

Search














News & Updates

- Oakland Mediation Center Offers Volunteer Mediation Training
- Oakland Mediation Center teams up with Beaumont Children’s Hospital’s NoBLE anti-bullying program
- Confidentiality in Mediation: What You Need to Know!
- Oakland County Legal News
- Promising Practices in Character Education Announced for 2012
- Oakland Mediation Center Hosts "Piñatas for Peace Fiesta" to End Bullying!
- Oakland Mediation Center Graduates 13 Cooley Law School Mediators
- Oakland Mediation Center Graduates 13 Cooley Law School Mediators
- The Million T-shirt March Against Bullying!
- Oakland Mediation Center Responds To The Needs Of Schools
- Contemplating a Divorce? Mediate and save Time, Money and Grief!
- 'Bullying Awareness' presentation offered by OMC in Ferndale
- Center announces new executive, board of trustees, advisory board
- Bullying and ADR
- OMC Announces New Executive, Board of Trustees and Advisory Board
- "Bullying Awareness" Presentation in Ferndale
- OMC Presents “Bullying in Schools” on National Conflict Resolution Day
- OMC Celebrates National Bullying Prevention Month
- Speak out against bullying
- Domestic Relations Mediator Training
- Mediation: Ancient History for Modern Times
- Prisoner Re-Entry Mediation Recognized; Service Helps Inmates Plan for Life Outside Jail
- State Study: Officials await findings on effectiveness of ADR
- Dan Olweus, Creator of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, To Receive Prestigious Award
- Attorney General Holder, Secretary Duncan Announce Effort to Respond to School-to-Prison Pipeline by Supporting Good Discipline Practices
- Singer urges fans to stop bullying
- Center provides ways to celebrate International Day of Peace
- Mediators..Communicate, Understand and Direct Difficult Behavior
- OMC 2010 Annual Report
- OMC Mediates More! 2011
- Teasing, Fighting, Bullying...What’s the Difference?


Copyright © 2008 Oakland Mediation Center
                        Affiliations  | Room Rentals | Copyrighted Disclaimer | Privacy Notice