Neutral and fair
The mediator does not take sides. The mediator helps the parties work through case issues and reach an agreement. The mediator is not a judge.
A typical mediation session will last about 20 minutes. The issues are typically not that complicated and oftentimes revolve around agreement on a valuation amount for a parcel of real estate.
The primary focus area for negotiation is the market value of the parcel of property which can be agreed by the complainant.
The agreement is then sent to the Board of Revision for approval. Usually the complainant's attendance is not required for approval.
The program has been designed with the convenience of the complainant in mind and to provide better government to the litigants. If you would like more information on mediation, please call 614-525-4663 (HOME) and ask for mediation.