MEDIATION SERVICES

Mediation Case Types

There are many situations where mediation is helpful.  For example, adoption mediation refers to a process for mediating a Post Adoption Contact Agreement (PACA). Other examples would be bullying issues, divorce, parenting time in addition to probate, Special Education, truancy and employment.

Mediation Experience

If you have received your 40-Hour General Civil or Domestic Relations Mediation Training Certificate, you have already completed step one of the State Court Administrative Office’s (SCAO) requirements to become an approved mediator. OMC offers a complete practical experience package for individuals who have previously completed their 40-hour mediation training and are in pursuit of becoming a General Civil or Domestic Relations Mediator and need to meet the SCAO requirements for circuit court list eligibility.

Open A Case

Once you open a case, your case will begin by a mediation specialist mailing you a letter to confirm the case is open. A letter is next sent to the respondent inviting him/her to participate in mediation at your request. If our office has not received a call back from the respondent within 3 business days, A Mediation Specialist contacts them directly. You are notified immediately regarding the respondent’s decision to mediate. A date and time for the mediation session is scheduled once all parties have agreed to participate in mediation.

Community Resources

Navigate through various resources to better help you understand how to get started with mediation, including the Michigan Self-help Online Legal Assistance Center, Michigan Special Education Information Source, Oakland County Special Education Information Source and more.