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Court Programs

Small Claims/General Civil/Criminal

These cases cover a wide variety of disputes, including consumer debts, landlord/tenant issues, used car sales and repairs, neighbor and property disputes, and misdemeanor assault cases. We handle referrals from 16 district courts in Wayne County.

Probate Court

These cases generally involve disagreements over wills, estates and guardianships of adult and/or child relatives. They are particularly challenging, because they often include several participants who have complicated, highly emotional relationships.

Family Court

The great majority of domestic cases we mediate involve a disagreement between separated parents over parenting time and/or custody. We can also mediate all issues in a divorce.We also handle non-domestic Personal Protection Order referrals from the Family Court. These cases generally involve escalating disputes between neighbors or relatives.


The Wayne County Dispute Resolution Center began in 1987 as the “Southwest Detroit Neighborhood Reconciliation Center.”


The Wayne County Dispute Resolution Center strives to provide the community we serve with a process for resolving disputes.

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