Child Custody Recommending Counseling and Mediation: What’s the Difference?

In a case involving children where the parties have not agreed on a parenting plan, the Family Law Court mandates that parents “mediate” prior to a hearing on the matter. Mediators have experience in counseling or psychotherapy and must have a master’s degree in a behavioral science related to marriage and family interpersonal relationships.

Parents required to attend mediation include those who are involved in legal actions concerning parentage, divorce (with children), domestic partnership dissolution (with children) and domestic violence (when a parent is requesting child custody orders.

But what will you participate in? Recommending Counseling or Mediation? What’s the difference? We’ve got the answers you need to make the right child custody choice.

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