What is mediation?
Mediation is a confidential process in which both parties meet with a neutral, trained professional mediator. The parties and the mediator work together to reach agreements on the issues in their case. The mediator helps parties communicate and resolve issues about property, support, custody, parenting time, etc.

Mediation is confidential, meaning that nothing that is discussed in the mediation meeting can be testified to in court, and the mediator cannot be called as a witness.

If parties reach an agreement, the mediator writes out a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing the terms of the agreement. That MOU is then submitted to the court or to the attorneys for the parties. The parties also receive a copy.

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1. What types of cases are handled by the Domestic Relations Court?
2. Where is the Court located?
3. Where can I get copies of my court papers?
4. How can I find out my hearing date?
5. I can’t come to court on the assigned hearing date. How do I get a new date?
6. Can I file my own court papers? If so, how?
7. Why can’t I talk to the Judge or Magistrate?
8. What should I do if I moved or plan to move?
9. How do I get a transcript of a hearing?
10. What is mediation?
11. What is service and why is it important?
12. Do I need an attorney?
13. Who should I contact for a referral to an attorney?
14. What if I can't afford an attorney?