Mediation is a voluntary, confidential and flexible process in which a neutral mediator assists disputing parties to come to mutually acceptable agreements. Mediation is a process of communication in a cooperative and safe environment. Mediation is a process that promotes communication and assists people to make informed decisions that will affect their lives.

  • Mediation usually costs less than going to court, both financially and emotionally;
  • Mediation allows people to retain control over the decision-making process;
  • Mediation is confidential and informal;
  • Mediation allows parties to create a plan that best fits their needs;
  • Mediation helps to reduce hostility and offer results that work for all parties.

FSCM Mediation offers mediation to parties with court cases in Small Claims, Civil, Probate, Superior, and Juvenile courts. We offer mediation to families, landlord/tenant conflicts, neighbor conflicts, housing, the elderly and couples facing divorce, child support and child custody issues. Grants allow us to offer mediation for court cases at no charge, a sliding scale, income-based fee for community mediations, and set fees for housing issues.

Our mediators are well trained and hold, at least, a thirty (30) hour certificate in Basic Mediation. Mediations are held at our office, in the courts and at other community locations as needed.

We also offer training for Basic Mediation and Conflict Resolution. We would be happy to conduct a training to meet your specific needs at your location or ours.

Contact Heidi Doyle at mediation@fscm.org or call us at (508) 756-4646.

We would love to talk to you!