Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). In mediation, the parties and (optionally) their attorneys, meet with a trained neutral mediator. The purpose of mediation is to reach an agreement on all of the issues in a case. Mediation is confidential, so it allows for discussion of possible alternative solutions in a private setting. A mediator can help the parties to explore possible creative solutions that are more detailed and customized to the needs and priorities of the parties than what would be addressed in a court decision. If the agreement is submitted to the court, the court will likely include the terms in an Order that can be enforced, unless there is a legal reason why the terms cannot be enforced. Circuit Court Administration serves as ADR Clerk and maintains lists of court approved mediators.
ADR Clerk: Emma Young 734-240-7039