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Mediation

What is Mediation? 
Mediation is a meeting with a mediator to try and reach an agreement about legal decision-making and parenting time.  In mediation, parents are encouraged to talk about their present and future plans, as well as the needs of their child(ren) in an open and problem-solving manner.  The mediator is neutral and objective.  His/her role is to help you work together to resolve problems about legal decision-making and parenting time.  Mediation is confidential and no information or recommendations from the session(s) will be reported to the Judge or attorneys.  You will be asked to complete an intake form prior to your appointment and will sign an agreement to mediate form with your mediator in the session.

Mediation Forms

   Joint Request for Mediation
   Request for Mandatory Mediation
   Intake Form (English)

   Intake Form (Spanish)
 

Common Questions & Their Answers (select one)

Why did the Judge send us to Mediation?
Can I attend Mediation without going through a Judge?
What happens if we reach an agreement in Mediation?
What happens if we do not reach an agreement in Mediation?
Who can attend the Mediation appointment?
Do I need to bring any documentation with me to the appointment?