What is mediation?

At Iron Range Mediation Services, sessions are viewed as empowering decision making processes.  These processes are offered to allow individuals who are in dispute an attempt at resolving their differences peacefully, with the help of a professional who is trained in neutral third party intervention.  

In the legal world, mediation is an alternative dispute resolution service that allows people who are in conflict an opportunity to reach an agreement that is not ruled upon by a judge, jury, or arbitrator.  Mediation is not litigation, but rather, a tool that is used to simplify the litigation process and put power back into the hands of the individuals.  It is possible for non-binding agreements to be achieved without using the court system. 

benefits of mediation


Iron Range Mediation Services believes that peaceful agreements can be made between parties when those who are involved are able to express their concerns in a safe and comfortable neutral space.