What HAPPENS IN mediation?


  • People or groups in dispute (participants) invite a neutral person (mediator) to facilitate a constructive conversation. The mediator supports an open dialogue allowing each person to be heard. The participants choose what to discuss and if there is an agreement, the participants decide what it says. 
  • People who have any role in a family, business, organization, friendship, or neighborhood, and need help talking about a dispute, may participate in mediation. 



Workplace Mediation

  • Ownership disputes
  • Workplace relations
  • Client / consumer concerns
  • Employee conduct
  • Productivity 


Eldercare Mediation

  • Clarifying wishes
  • Housing preferences
  • Health care choices
  • Caregiving / long-term care
  • Estate disputes


Family Mediation

  • Marriage issues / divorce
  • Custody/parenting time
  • Grandparent visitation
  • Asset division 
  • Pre-marriage matters


Business Mediation

  • Leadership change
  • Restructuring / succession planning
  • Communication style differences
  • Budget matters
  • Value-based decision-making


Real Estate Mediation

  • Eviction
  • Housemate / roommate
  • Property boundaries
  • Repair responsibilities
  • Neighborhood noise
  • Real estate transactions


Conflict Resolution

  • Any civil dispute involving two or more people who need help communicating 

why mediation?

Relationship Conflict; Mediation

  • Gain clarity
  • Enhance relationships
  • Reclaim decision making ability
  • Speak confidently in difficult situations 
  • Increase productivity and time management 
  • Share your story in a more private setting 
  • Improve overall communication style
  • Free time to do what matters 
  • Restore peace of mind
  • Speak your truth
  • Heal

Call 320.808.3212 today for a free pre-mediation consultation or

During my twenty years of practicing law, I witnessed the time, money, and emotional energy exhausted in litigation. When folks create their own solution, they usually feel better, save time and money, and the resolution lasts. Mediation provides the space to engage in meaningful and constructive conversations.

Sherry Bruckner, Mediator

For your convenience, mediation is available in-person or via webcam.