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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 time issues, 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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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:

Packets
Title File English Spanish
Request Mediation when No Order has ever been Entered in Your Case dradm1 PDF PDF
Instructions
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Instructions and Procedures for Requesting Pre-Decree Mediation dradm11h PDF | Word PDF | Word
Forms
Order Title File English Spanish
1 Request for Pre-Decree Mediation dradm11f PDF | Word PDF | Word
2 Joint Request for Pre-Decree Mediation dradm12f PDF | Word PDF | Word
3 Order for Referral to Mediation dradm81f PDF | Word PDF | Word
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