Wednesday, February 8, 2023


The Court will be closed on Monday, February 13th in observance of Lincoln's Birthday

Getting Help Through Private Mediation

Benefits:

You are often allowed more time for mediation than in CCRC

This is Best When:

  • You are able to pay for the service
  • You have complicated issues that may take more time to mediate
  • You would like the Mediator to gather information from sources outside of the family

Forms:

Petition for Private Child Custody Recommending Counseling (FL/E-LP-601)

Order for Private Child Custody Recommending Counseling (FL/E-LP-603)

Response to the Petition for Private Child Custody Recommending Counseling (must be served with the Petition and Order) (FL/E-LP-602)

Declaration of Private Child Custody Recommending Counselor (must be filed with each counselor proposed in the Petition) (FL/E/FR-411)

Detailed Information:

Pursuant to Local Rule 5.18, you may petition the court for an order to participate in Private Child Custody Recommending Counseling (See forms listed in the Forms section above). Private CCRC is conducted by Recommending Counselors who are not connected to the court. There is a fee for Private CCRC, which you pay directly to the Recommending Counselor.

If you receive an order for Private Child Custody Recommending Counseling, your FCS file (with the exception of Child Protective Services records) may be made available to the Private Recommending Counselor at their request.