The Community Mediation program offers community members access to mediation services that will help resolve conflicts within their neighborhoods and communities. Mediation is a way for people to resolve their disputes in a private confidential setting with the assistance of a neutral third party. Issues that can be mediated include neighbor to neighbor conflicts such as noise or property issues, landlord/ tenant conflict, small business disputes or dissolution, etc.
As a community mediation center, CMC is well grounded in mediating community disputes. While the outcome of mediation is determined by the parties, the mediator helps the parties to listen, understand one another, and come to a mutually beneficial resolution. When those in conflict are given the opportunity to work out their differences, stronger relationships are built and better communication is fostered, leading to a more peaceful community.
The fee for neighbor to neighbor mediation is $100, to be split between the parties involved. We also offer an income based sliding fee scale for those that qualify.
The fee for business mediation is $200, to be split between the parties involved.
There are no fees associated with landlord / tenant mediation because it is grant funded.
The Family Mediation Program provides mediation for dissolution of marriage, parenting plans, and custody agreements. We also provide mediation services to families with situations including parent/child conflict, grandparent or extended family visitation, care of elder parents, and sibling conflict. Mediation is a way for family members to resolve their disputes in a private confidential setting with the assistance of a neutral third party whose role is to assist the parties in reaching an agreement on disputed items by identifying issues, exploring options, facilitating communication between the parties, and recording the agreements reached.
The fee for family mediation is $225 per 90 minute session, to be split between the parties involved. We also offer an income based sliding fee scale for those that qualify.
After you contact CMC about a conflict, information sheets will be sent to all parties. Once returned, CMC staff meets separately with those involved at an intake interview. The mediator hears the parties stories, ascertaines that everyone is freely choosing to participate, and determines if mediation is appropriate. Then, the mediation may be scheduled and payment arrangements are made.
Mediation sessions are generally scheduled for ninety minute time blocks. Many issues can be resolved in one ninety minute session, however, some conflicts may take multiple sessions to work through. We do charge a standard fee for mediation, except for landlord/tenant cases which are grant funded. We also offer an income based sliding fee scale for those that qualify.
All CMC mediators have fulfilled the requirements set by the Supreme Court of the State of Ohio in the Rule of Superintendence #16. CMC mediation staff has been active in the mediation field for over fifteen years, with the majority of these years of experience and training in custody, visitation, and family mediation.
For more information or to make a referral, please contact Kara Tellaisha at (216) 621-1919 ext 6808 or email@example.com .