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Life can get messy...

Citizens Mediation Service Can Help!


Welcome to Citizens Mediation Service (CMS), your low-cost/no-cost conflict resolution center serving southwest Michigan. Are you getting a divorce? Having trouble with your landlord or tenant? Does someone owe you money or have they damaged your property? These situations and more can be mediated. Just one phone call (269-982-7898) will start the process.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a process where two or more people involved in a dispute meet with a neutral mediator to try to find a solution to a problem. The mediator is not acting as an attorney and cannot give legal advice. The mediator does not decide who is right or wrong or impose a solution s/he chooses. Your mediator will lead you through a conversation intended to help you and the other party develop an agreement that will work for both of you. If an agreement is reached it is recorded in a written document and signed by both parties. Once signed, this agreement becomes a legal contract.