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TO REQUEST PRE-DECREE MEDIATION
You and the other party do not agree about the Legal Decision Making (Custody) and
parenting time (formerly known as "visitation") issues in your case,
AND You want to try mediation to resolve Legal Decision Making (Custody) and/or parenting
AND You have an existing case and case number in this Court and no final Judgment, Decree,
or Order has ever been signed by a Judicial Officer under this case number. AND
The existing case is for one of the following actions, involving the same child(ren)
as in this case:
"Petition to Establish Paternity,"
OR "Petition to Establish Paternity, Legal Decision Making (Custody), Parenting
Time and Support,"
OR "Petition for Legal Separation With Children," OR
"Petition for Dissolution of Marriage With Children (Divorce)," OR
"Petition to Modify Legal Decision Making (Custody) and/or Parenting Time,"
OR "Petition for Grandparent Visitation,"
*NOTE: If this is a POST-Decree matter, meaning an Order, Judgment or Decree
has been previously signed by a Judicial Officer in this case, you must use the
POST-DECREE MEDIATION packet instead.
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Information on consulting Lawyers and Mediators.
This packet contains court forms and instructions to file a Petition for Mediation,
or if the parties agree a Stipulation for Mediation, in Family Court cases involving
Legal Decision Making (Custody) and visitation issues of the parties' child(ren).
Be sure the documents are in the following order:
Request Mediation when No Order has ever been Entered in Your Case
Instructions and Procedures for Requesting Pre-Decree Mediation
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