We have complied some key information for judges and courts interested in using more alternative dispute resolution or starting a special program in their court.
Parents are Forever Family Mediation Program
This program is a collaboration of the Supreme Court of Alabama and the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution. It provides families with free family mediation when there are children, a family income under $60,000, and the judge orders parents to mediate a parenting and financial plan for their family.
- More information on the Family Mediation Program -
Foreclosure Prevention Mortgage Modification Mediation Program
Alabama has been one of the hardest hit states with respect to foreclosures. The Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution Inc., has been offering a FREE foreclosure mortgage modification mediation program to Homeowners.
This program has been so successful that in 2016 it was renewed for Phase II.
- More information on the Foreclosure Prevention Mortgage Modification Mediation Program -
More on Mediation
Advantages of Mediation
The courts are full of cases that could have been resolved before coming to trial if only the parties could have calmly discused their differences and worked it out.
Alabama Mandatory Mediation Act
The Act, which was effective May 17, 1996 defines situations in which mediation is mandatory under Alabama law.
Judges Mediation Bench Book: A Resource for Alabama Trial Judges (2nd Edition)
This handy Judge’s Mediation Bench Book puts all the law, court rules, code of ethics, forms, and information about mediation in one place so you know about the process and can take advantage of it. This 2nd edition of the Alabama Judges' Mediation Bench Book, was updated and published in 2016. It is available for download as a PDF file. Download the Judges Mediation Bench Book.