Answers to some frequently asked questions.

Q: What is mediation?

A: Mediation is a process facilitated by a neutral third party that allows conflicts to be resolved between two or more parties.

Q: What kinds of issues can be worked out through mediation?

A: Mountain Mediation Services handles a number of different types of disputes. Some of these are between family members (as long as there is no domestic violence involved), friends, neighbors, employers and employees, landlords and their tenants, merchants and their customers, and other conflicts.

Q: Can you help me with my divorce?

A: We do offer separation/divorce/family mediation to help the parties involved identify the best interests of any children involved, define the changing relationship and ways to decrease friction, divide assets fairly, and make informed decisions about your family’s future. We do not fill out divorce paperwork, file divorce paperwork, or provide any legal services.

Q: How much does mediation cost?

A: Our organization works hard to keep mediation affordable.  Volunteers and Staff alike enjoy assisting others in resolving their conflicts.  There is a nominal fee for most mediations to help cover the cost of the service.  Mediation is available for community referrals, district court cases, family situations, and business needs.

Q: How long does mediation take?

A: Mediation sessions vary in length. Some take as few as 30 minutes, while others may take up to two hours. Family mediations usually take the longest, and require multiple sessions, while most other disputes are complete in one session.


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