Voluntary and Court-Ordered Mediation

Custody and Parenting Time Mediation (Court Mandated)

  • Mediation is confidential.
  • Parties are required to attend at least one mediation session (up to two hours each).
  • Before parties can mediate, they must first attend one Mediation Orientation session (free). Both parties must attend Orientation on the same Monday. Sessions are offered on Mondays, 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (except holidays). Please arrive no later than 8:30 a.m.
  • Eligibility: Residents of Washington County with children, who currently have an open domestic relations case
  • Cost: Up to two mediation sessions are free; $80 per session thereafter.


Voluntary Mediation

  • Mediation is confidential.
  • Parties who have jointly agreed to mediate may schedule an appointment.
  • Eligibility: Residents of Washington County (one or both parents) with children, who do NOT currently have an open domestic relations case.
  • Cost: The first mediation session is free for parties that have never mediated before through Conciliation Services; $80 per session thereafter (up to two hours each session)
  • If parties HAVE mediated before with Conciliation Services, there is an $80 fee for each mediation session.