Resolve Conflict - Mediation
Resolve Conflict - Mediation

Resolve Conflict - Mediation

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Introduction: Not every dispute has to end up in court. Contact me today and learn why you should "Mediate with Mike." Mike Tomko is a mediator who specializes in helping clients resolve family and business related disputes. Mike’s mediation services are offered nationwide and are performed remotely (via Zoom), which reduces costs by eliminating travel expense. In addition to normal business hours, Mike can accommodate your busy schedule by offering evening and weekend hours. Mike is a member of the American Arbitration Association labor arbitration panel and consumer arbitration panel, FINRA arbitration panel, he conducts private mediations, and serves on several state court mediation rosters.
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Current Top Pro

Hired 89 times

Serves Wayland, MI

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2 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and value.

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Elise D.
Nov 14, 2021
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My experience with Mike was very helpful and I felt very supported and listened to. Conflict mediation can be so emotional, but Mike kept us on track and helped us see possibilities where there were originally none.
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Sergio G.
Sep 29, 2021
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Mike helped make this whole process easy and understandable. He was very patient and flexible even with us being on two different sides of the country. I definitely recommend him to anybody looking for mediation.
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Alejandro M.
Jun 4, 2021
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Mike helped us in a very professional and fast manner with our mediation needs. After two sessions we had a clear picture of our parenting future, leaving no doubts or loose ends for discrepancies.
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Robert R.
May 7, 2021
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Mike was very helpful in advising how I could approach my divorce mediation. I appreciated his counsel for my specific case and I would highly recommend him.
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Christine F.
Apr 20, 2021
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Mike was prompt and great with trying to provide a successful mediation. We were able to solve a couple issues, unfortunately my ex is very difficult to deal with, so we were not able to come to terms on a few things. I would definitely use Mike again for any mediation I would need.
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Mediation cost is $150/ hr. A non-refundable deposit of one-hour is due at the time of scheduling. The deposit is applied toward the first hour of mediation. Additional mediation time is billed in hourly increments.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Mediation consists of the following steps: 1) Pre-mediation conference/ in-take call: Prior to the mediation, Mike will reach out to both clients to explain the mediations process, assess the appropriateness of the case, and assist each client with video conferencing (Zoom) technologies so they are prepared for the mediation session. 2) Welcome and Introduction: At the start of the mediation session, Mike will introduce both parties to the mediation process, discuss roles and responsibilities, and review the agreement to mediate. 3) Statement of Problem: Each party will have uninterrupted time to share their side of the matter. The initiator of the complaint will speak first about the dispute and what they need to resolve the issue. Once they finish, the other party (respondent) will have an opportunity to share their perspective of the matter. 4) Information Gathering: During the information gathering stage of mediation, each party along with Mike will ask probing questions about the dispute to ensure that all of the issues are clearly understood by all. 5) Generating Options: Once the issues are understood, Mike facilitates problem solving of each identified issue. Sometimes during this stage of the process, the parties are placed into different zoom sessions (breakout rooms) so that Mike can initiate confidential discussions to dive deeper into the issues and possible remedies. 6) Evaluate Options / Negotiate: After the parties have generated a list of possible solutions to resolve the dispute, Mike helps the parties evaluate the options and negotiate with each other to find a solution that meets the needs of both sides. 7) Agreement: When the parties are able to come to a satisfactory agreement, Mike will help document the mediation agreement and, when required, complete any necessary court documentation.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I am passionate about mediation because it provides people with an affordable and effective method for resolving their disputes.

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