Mediation is less combative than litigation and helps to preserve the part of the relationship necessary to co-parent or re-address issues afterwards. Domestic relations mediation can be used to address: custody and visitation, support, and debt matters.
Since mediation is directed by the parties present, you are not required to have an attorney. However, we encourage parties to speak to an attorney before coming to mediation and to allow attorneys to review agreements before signing them, if attorneys are not present for the mediation.
Mediation works well for many families. However, when issues such as violence, drug or alcohol abuse or mental illness are a part of the circumstances, a different forum may need to be used to make decisions for your family.
Call the Dispute Resolution Center for a phone consultation with a coordinator at 734-794-2125 or in Livingston county at 517-546-6007 or Click to email us.