Helping people solve & prevent conflict peacefully.


The Mediation Center offers an affordable opportunity for any individual or family struggling with conflict, either in or outside of court, whether they have an attorney, or are unrepresented, to meet and work with a professionally trained neutral to resolve their conflict, without enduring further time, expense and financial and emotional stress of proceeding forward in the court system. 


Our Services

Our Center offers affordable mediation services by pairing professional Rule 31 Mediators with parties ready to help peacefully resolve their family or civil legal disputes.  We also offer free mediations for indigent parties and young people referred through juvenile court.  As part of many community outreach programs, we also offer court-approved Parenting classes, and continuing education courses for Attorneys (CLE) and Mediators (CME).

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What Is Mediation?

Mediation is an informal process where a mediator helps people with a dispute reach an agreement. The mediation process identifies important issues, clarifies misunderstandings, and negotiates settlement. 

The mediator is not a judge and does not make a decision or impose a solution on the dispute. Rather, the mediator helps those involved in the dispute talk to each other, thereby allowing them to resolve the dispute themselves. The mediator manages the mediation session and remains impartial. 

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Located in Columbia's Historic Downtown Square, the Mediation Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which has served Maury & surrounding counties for over 20 years.


The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security & calm that is not easily disturbed.

— Carl Jung

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Co-Parenting Classes

The Mediation Center now proudly offers Co-Parenting classes approved by Courts for divorcing and separating parents in the 17th, 21st & 22nd Judicial Districts. This one time 4 hour class focuses on minimizing conflict on the children & helping parents redefine their relationship together. Click below for more info, to pre-register or call our office for more details.