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To prepare for your mediation intake process with Northwest Mediation Center (“NMC”),
please be ready with this information (all of which is kept confidential):
Your name, address, phone and email information;
Mailing address(es) or contact information for the other party(ies);
The name of your attorney, if you have one;
Your gross yearly income, for determination of your rate per the NMC Sliding Fee Scale (see the 'Costs' section of the website);
Some dates or times, during regular business hours, when it would be possible for you to participate in mediation;
In general, what kind of conflict it is (for example, whether the dispute is about parenting plans, or marriage dissolution, or between neighbors, landlords/tenants, parents/teens, or employer/employee, or some combination of the above, etc).
Take a deep breath and enjoy some peace of mind, knowing that with the help of a trained and qualified mediator, you and the other parties involved can arrive at a mutually acceptable resolution, and put to rest a conflict causing undue stress and worry.
Note: Northwest Mediation Center does not provide legal advice. NMC always recommends that each party consult an independent attorney regarding her/his legal rights and responsibilities, to help make fully-informed decisions in mediation.
Click on these links for some “independent study” legal information: