Mediation: Conciliation Court Services provides mediation of legal decision-making and parenting time disputes for parents going through a divorce, legal separation, paternity or child support action in the Superior Court.
Mediation provides an opportunity for parents to make their own decisions about their children. In Yuma County mediation of legal decision making and parenting time disputes is encouraged by the judges. In fact, it is required in most Domestic Relations actions where disputes over children are involved.
The mediation process directly involves both parents in developing a parenting plan which addresses decision-making responsibilities and how children will spend time with each parent. The focus of mediation is on the future rather than the past.
While not every family will resolve all disputes regarding the future care of their children, most parents find mediation useful in defining their ongoing relationships with and responsibilities for their children.