Mediation is the process that occurs when the disputing parties meet with a neutral third party who is trained to assist the parties with effective communication. The mediator does not make decisions, or issue recommendations to the court. The Friend of the Court offers two kinds of mediation.
Statutory Mediation (MCLA 552.513) was established under the Friend of the Court Act that governs the process.
Court Rule Mediation (MCR 3.216) was enacted by the Supreme Court to provide Domestic Relations Mediation to all cases that the court felt would benefit from the service.
For more information see the Mediation Brochure.
82 Ionia Ave. NW
PO Box 351
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0351
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
Daniel J. Fojtik
Director, Friend of the Court