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Using mediation to settle a dispute
In mediation, you will meet with the other party and a mediator. The purpose of the meeting is to try to reach an agreement between you and the other party to settle the dispute. The mediator is not a judge and will not decide on the solution, but will help the parties reach an agreement.
Hennepin County District Court encourages the use of mediation to settle your dispute. Read a brochure for more information about pre-filing mediation.
Learn more about how to settle a case out of court (ADR).
Benefits of Mediation
- Parties have equal say in the solution
- Low or no cost
- Mediate days, evenings or weekends - no missed work
- Sessions scheduled in your neighborhood
- Less stress
Types of Disputes
- Creditors and Debtors
- Damage to property
Mediation Programs in Hennepin County
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