Mediation Overview

What is Mediation?


Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process that allows the parties to design their own outcome to a dispute. Mediation may take place in one session or in multiple sessions. In mediation, parties may all meet with the mediator together, or have time alone with the mediator, or use a combination of types of sessions. The process works especially well in situations where the parties have an on-going relationship and would like to find a positive solution as well as define a process for resolving future conflicts.

What is Family Mediation?

Our family mediation and facilitation practice focuses on working with individuals, families and key stakeholders to enhance communication, support self-determination and resolution of conflicts, and create a road map for future interactions that optimizes the strengths and goals of a particular family.

We provide mediation and facilitation services across a broad range of family issues, including:

Who is a Mediator?

A mediator is a person, uninvolved in a dispute, who assists parties to clarify issues, develop options and work towards a mutually beneficial resolution. Mediators do not make decisions for the people or organizations involved; instead mediators assist those involved to explore and develop their own ideas for resolution.  To learn more about the mediators at HessGehris Solutions, go to:

Melinda Gehris Lauren Girard Adams Frank Kenison Greg Eaton