Saturday, October 28, 2006

Mediation offers chance to prevent losing home

Here's a great Ohio mediation that grew out of a longstanding, successful civil court relationship with their mediation center.

Beacon Journal | 10/27/2006 | Mediation offers chance to prevent losing home: "The Summit County Common Pleas Court has used mediation in civil court cases for eight years, but only in the past 2 ½ years has it been recommended to help settle foreclosure cases.

Common pleas judges say the explosion of foreclosure proceedings in the county prompted the idea for a different approach. Sometimes the homeowner doesn't know what he or she can do and automatically gives up their home."

1 comment:

Kathy Vaughan said...

Interesting Article. We have definitely mediated cases involving disputes related to selling homes, mostly breach of contract issues, but have not had a single case involving foreclosure. Of course, mediation is appropriate for so many different types of cases, why not foreclosure?