Specifications include, but are not limited to:
The Parenting Time Mediator will:
i. Upon receipt of the ordered case name and case number, the court or the mediator will
notify the parties/parents in writing, email or by telephone of the date, time and location
of the mediation session.
ii. Conduct the mediation session in accordance with the guidelines developed by
the American Academy of Family Mediators.
iii. Survey the parties/parents about possible safety issues between them.
iv. Draft a full or partial agreement, if one is reached, and provide it to the parties/
parents for their review and signatures.
v. Provide the parties/parents and attorneys, ten (10) days to review (known as the
Objection Period) the draft agreement and accept or reject it.
vi. File the signed agreement with Superior Court and notify the Conciliation
Court Program Manager that the mediation session has been completed and the
vii. Follow the Conciliation Court procedure regarding the signed agreement and
ten (10) day objection period.
viii. Provide up to two (2) mediation sessions per case if the mediator assesses it
is necessary and the parties request it, at no extra cost to the county.
ix. Ask the parties/parents to complete a Parenting Plan Mediation Evaluation
x. Send the Conciliation Court Program Manager the Case Management form.
xi. Submit an invoice/claim to the county for service provided.
xii. Attend Department staff meetings as scheduled/applicable.