Through mediation you will:
Receive the highest in quality facilitation in a neutral safe space.
Have greater control over the content, process, and outcome of your conflict and resolution than in the courts.
Avoid the hassle and expense of going to court.
Get an opportunity to work through conflicts that are do not require court oversight, such as interpersonal issues with your romantic partner, housemate, neighbor, or friend.
Are you having conflict with a romantic partner, roommate, neighbor, co-worker, or client? Don't want to deal with the time, expense, and hassle of court?
Mediation is an opportunity to confidentially work through conflict with the help of a third-party (the mediator) who provides a safe and structured space for conversation. The mediator helps you communicate and empowers parties to come up with solutions that work for them.
Mediation is less emotionally and financially costly, and the parties all have a say in the process and outcomes of mediation. Agreements, when reached, are tailored to the parties' needs.
Dr. Reinke is a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and has extensive training in academic and non-profit settings. She has mediated a variety of cases, including business conflicts with legal representation, master/sub-tenant and housemate conflicts, romantic partner disputes, nonprofit board member conflicts, among others. She is a member of the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia and is committed to a high quality inclusive experience for all clients.
How to get started: Fill out the contact form on the "contact" tab or text/call us at 404.910.3828 will follow-up at no cost to you to assess whether our services are the right fit for your needs. There is no obligation.
Frequently asked questions:
Do we have to meet all together? Yes. A suitable time that meets all the parties needs will be determined. In some cases, the parties may want to communicate and find a time they know works for them. In situations where communication is too strained for the parties to schedule a time collectively, MCM will work with the parties to identify mutually acceptable times to meet for mediation.
Where do we meet? Due to ongoing public health concerns, MCM is currently meeting mediation clients via Zoom. If you do not have access to reliable internet, then we will make accommodations.
Is it legally binding? It's up to the parties to decide if they want to sign an agreement; signing an agreement may affect your rights and your case. It is completely voluntary to construct and sign an agreement.
Is it confidential? Yes, with some limitations. Nothing that is said within mediation may be used in a court of law. You cannot subpoena the mediator and the court cannot require them to appear and testify as a witness or on behalf of any party. All parties are required to sign a confidentiality and client agreement at the beginning of the session. If you are unwilling to sign these documents and be bound to their contents, the mediation will be canceled. However, there are limitations to confidentiality as outlined by state regulations; for example, if one party threatens to harm themself or others, then the mediator will have to terminate the mediation and report the threat.
How much does it cost? Mediation is $150 per hour. The minimum cost to the parties will be $150 regardless of whether an entire hour is used or not. Parties shall split the $150 per hour rate unless other agreement terms are made during the mediation.