Visitation Mediation

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Making a difference one child at a time

Visitation mediation is a method of helping never-married ,  post-divorce parents or relative caregivers establish or revise a parenting plan. Mediation gives the parties the ability to discuss and create their own plan since we believe the people who know the child the best,  know what will work best for the child.

The mediators act as neutral facilitators to assist the parties as they reach their own decisions. Parents or caregivers are directed to CMS by the Juvenile Judge or Child Support Court. Once an agreement is reached and signed by the parties,  it is taken to the judge who will review and make it an order of the Court if approved.

The objective of the mediators is to create a safe environment where a discussion can take place. You will be given a sample parenting plan at your initial interview that will help you think through the process.

FEES

There is a $30.00 administrative fee to be paid by all parties BEFORE the initial intake interview in the CMS office. If you are unable to pay the $30.00 you may talk to the CMS staff  in advance about the requirement you will need to meet to have the fee decreased. Fees must be paid by cash or money order ONLY . If you need to use a credit card you may pay below.

YOU MAY PAY  here with your credit or debit card now. The online fee is $31.00 per person.

There is no charge for the actual mediation.

EACH party must also complete an information sheet at the initial interview.

If you have question feel free to call our office 865-463-6888 or read frequently asked questions here