Families in Transition is a mediation program that provides an opportunity for parties to work out their parenting disputes outside of court. Participants are paired with a gender-balanced team consisting of an attorney and a mental health worker, both of whom are very familiar with the family court process.
We give parents the necessary tools to communicate more effectively with one another.
This, in turn, helps to decrease the conflict level within their co-parenting relationship. The team meets with both parties to introduce the program and identify the issues to be resolved. Our program helps each party voice their concerns and understand the concerns of the other parent.
FAMILIES IN TRANSITION FAQ
What are the benefits of mediation?
- Mediation helps children by lessening the conflict in their lives.
- Mediation not only helps resolve immediate disagreements, but also helps participants learn new ways of dealing with future problems.
- Clients benefit from the assistance of both a legal and a mental health professional.
- Mediation is confidential.
- Participants can come back in the future for more help, if needed.
Why does CLC provide mediation services?
We are committed to protecting children from the harm caused by high-conflict custody and visitation disputes. Successful mediation can take the conflict out of family court proceedings and reduce the stress of repeated court appearances.
What are the requirements for the program?
To be eligible, parents must be of low or moderate income and be willing to participate in and cooperate with the mediation process.
How much does mediation cost?
Our service is based on a sliding fee scale. For more information on pricing, contact our office at 1-888-LAW-DOOR.
How can I get mediation services for my case?
The Court, the Family Services Offices, or your attorney may refer you. In order to be considered for the program, however, both parents must contact our office. You can get more information or sign up by calling our office at 1-888-LAW-DOOR.