What Our Clients Have To Say

Thank you to Citizens and the effective mediator they provided to assist us with a contentious custody matter. The mediator was respectful and thorough in her approach, allowing the parties to express their feelings while remaining ever-focused on the goal of mutual resolution. We are blessed to have such competent and reasonable dispute resolution services in our area. I will certainly be using CMS and, in the future, highly recommend them as an affordable option to others.


“I am a creditors’ rights attorney and have worked with Citizens Mediation Service for over three years. I find their mediators to be fair and compassionate. CMS assures that individuals are heard and have the opportunity to discuss workable solutions. I would recommend CMS to anyone looking for a neutral facilitator to settle a dispute in a quick, cost-effective way.”

Jennifer Meitz, Law Office of Barbara Tsaturova

“The mediator kept our divorce mediation from getting ugly and made sure that both of us understood the proposals that were made from both sides. In the end, we negotiated a fair settlement and I left so relieved that this was behind us.”

Anonymous, Divorce Mediation Client

“The [Special Education] mediator helped us keep our focus on [the student] and work together as a team. The results were well worth the effort!”

Rebecca Longcore, Special Education Supervisor, Van Buren County ISD

“[CMS] provided a valuable service to the court in this criminal restitution case and, more importantly, to these crime victims. I will be recommending to the other criminal-division judges that they take advantage of CMS assistance before holding a full-blown evidentiary hearing on restitution. I appreciate the help you provided the court in this complex case.”

Judge Scott Schofield, Berrien County Trial Court Criminal Division