Mediation is a process available for parties to a lawsuit who are interested in resolving their disputes without a trial. The court utilizes mediation when it is apparent that both parties are interested in negotiating an agreement. In mediation, a neutral third-party person (mediator) assists the disputing parties to generate options for reaching a mutually acceptable agreement. The mediator helps define areas of agreement and disagreement, but does not impose a settlement.
For more information regarding mediation services available through the court, please contact Mediator Karen Elliott
Phone: 419-424-7818 Fax: 419-424-7438
The Findlay-Hancock County Bar Association has information regarding private mediators on its website at http://www.fhcba.org/public_resources. If you retain a private mediator, you are responsible directly to that mediator for any cost associated with the mediation. Any agreements as to fees or costs for private mediation are between the parties and the mediator.