Free Online Mediation Through Wayne County Dispute Resolution Center

The center’s MI-Resolve program allows conflicting parties to settle their differences before things get out of control.

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The joke is that there’ll be a lot of people filing for divorce when this whole thing is through. Being stuck together can no doubt exasperate conflict, and quarantine drama or otherwise, Wayne County Dispute Resolution Center can help you keep calm in a crisis by offering online mediation. Through the center’s MI-Resolve program, supported by the Michigan Supreme Court Administrative Office, those over 18 and living or working in Wayne County can schedule time with a trained mediator. 

The free program was started in 2019 as an easy way to nip would-be small claims cases or landlord vs. tenant slugfests in the bud before they’re able to grow tall and out of control. In-person sessions have been temporarily halted due to the COVID-19 threat, but video conferences can be scheduled online to address everything from child custody to breach of contract. 

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Mediators don’t take sides, evaluate claims or provide legal advice but they’re there as a neutral person who can help the parties involved identify the best way forward. Siham Awada Jaafar, president of WCDRC board of directors, says, “Being able to offer people an online means of resolving disputes is especially helpful during this critical time.”

For more info, visit wcdrc.org, call 313-561-3500 or email info@wcdrc.org.

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