Getting Help Through Private Mediation
You are often allowed more time for mediation than in CCRC
This is Best When:
- You are able to pay for the service
- You have complicated issues that may take more time to mediate
- You would like the Mediator to gather information from sources outside of the family
Pursuant to Local Rule 5.18, you may petition the court for an order to participate in Private Child Custody Recommending Counseling (See forms listed in the Forms section above). Private CCRC is conducted by Recommending Counselors who are not connected to the court. There is a fee for Private CCRC, which you pay directly to the Recommending Counselor.
If you receive an order for Private Child Custody Recommending Counseling, your FCS file (with the exception of Child Protective Services records) may be made available to the Private Recommending Counselor at their request.