Families in Transition Mediation

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 trained mediators who practice in the legal and mental health fields and who are also 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. 


 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 Nicole Silva, LCSW at 860-232-9993 x312 or


How can I get mediation services for my case?

If you and the other parent are in agreement to participate in mediation, then each person may contact us directly regardless of whether or not you are involved in the court system.  In addition, the Court, the Family Services Offices, or your attorney may refer you to our program. However you find your way to the program, both parents must contact our office to register. You can get more information or sign up by contacting Nicole Silva, LCSW at 860-232-9993 x312 or


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