OUR MISSION is to serve our community by providing, promoting, and teaching dispute and conflict resolution.
OUR VISION is to be the leading resource for alternative dispute resolution services for our community.

Examples of Case Types
No matter what type of case you have, we're here to help.

Almost any dispute can be mediated. Our volunteer mediators serve as impartial facilitators to assist you and the other party in working out a solution to your disagreement.

The list below provides just a few examples of the various case types we handle. If you're not sure whether your case is suitable for mediation, please feel free to contact us.

  • Justice of the Peace Cases
  • County Courts at Law Cases
  • District Court Cases - Civil
  • District Court Cases - Family
  • Probate Court Cases
  • Post-Decree Modifications
  • Police Referrals
  • Neighborhood Disputes
  • Landlord-Tenant Disputes
  • Workplace Issues

Our Clients' Testimonials
Comments from client evaluations:

The mediators were great and did their job very well. The staff was welcoming and pleasant.

Very professional and kind at the same time. Everything was explained thoroughly. All parties were addressed equally with respect.

Mediation is Time and Cost Effective
Mediation can save you time and money by solving your dispute out of court.

Any type of litigation can cost you a great deal of time and money. The mediation process often helps to reduce these costs. Litigation normally involves various court hearings, which will cost you time away from work and family; if your case goes to trial it will be even more expensive (and stressful).

You may be able to avoid much of the cost and time by spending a few hours in mediation!

  • Reduce time away from work.
  • Reduce the stress of litigation.
  • More control over your case.
  • Finalize your case quickly.
  • Decisions are made by you.
  • Avoid lengthy proceedings.
  • An agreement that works for you.
  • Your side of the case is heard.
  • Settle out of court.
  • Move on with your life!

Our Clients' Testimonials
Comments from client evaluations:

Professionalism at its finest! Very good, actively engaged mediators.Thank you!

Very well done. I was very emotional during the mediation and they handled it with care and were very supportive.

Mediation Process
What to expect:

Mediation is not a legal or judicial hearing; rather, it is an informal meeting in which the mediators will help facilitate the exchange of information between you and the party with whom you have a dispute. Most of our session are conducted by two mediators, unless you request a Level II mediation.

Each party will have a chance to be heard in a neutral setting. The mediators will encourage a respectful dialogue between the parties with the goal of determining a suitable agreement to resolve the dispute.

  • Submit a Request for Services.
  • Pay Administrative Fees.
  • A Case Specialist will contact you.
  • The mediation will be scheduled.
  • Half-day sessions: AM or PM.
  • Bring all relevant information.
  • Joint and private sessions.
  • Written agreement is binding.
  • Submit the agreement to the Court.
  • All information is confidential.

Our Clients' Testimonials
Comments from client evaluations.

Great job by the mediators. We accomplished more than I imagined possible. Very satisfied with your service -- I'll be back!

The circumstances of the case were difficult but the mediator was wonderful.

Forms
Access all forms needed here:

To initiate a case, please complete the Request for Service form and submit it to our office with your payment. We also ask that all parties complete a Case Summary Form and Acknowledgement Form prior to mediation.

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer or participating in training, please complete the Volunteer/Training application.

Our Clients' Testimonials
Comments from client evaluations.

The mediators made this much easier than we expected. We thought we'd have to go back to court. We are very satisfied!

I am impressed by the dedication and experience of the mediators. They asked the right questions and helped move the parties toward resolution.

Court Referrals
DRS is the designated Dispute Resolution Center for Tarrant County, Texas.

We contract with Tarrant County to provide mediation services to the local community.

Our Mission
The DRS Mission Statement:

"To serve our community by providing, promoting, and teaching dispute and conflict resolution."

Our Vision
The DRS Vision Statement:

"Our vision is to be the leading resource for alternative dispute resolution services for our community."