Family Support Division
MEDIATION: can be a way to make decisions about your children without going to court. You and the other parent can make your own agreement for how you will take care of your children. The legal word for this agreement is "stipulation." It is also called a "visitation/access agreement.” Mediators are trained to handle high conflict cases and can also handle cases where one parent lives outside of Clark County or the parents speak Spanish. This is a free service.
Parents must have open child support case with the District Attorney’s office AND must have never been married to each other.
WHAT DO MEDIATORS DO?
A mediator meets with both parents and helps them try to agree on a plan that is best for their child.
THE MEDIATOR'S JOB IS TO:
- Listen to both of you.
- Be neutral.
- Help you look at different options.
- Help you decide when the child will be with each parent.
- Help you decide how future decisions about your child will be made.
- Help you consider how best to protect your child's safety and welfare.
GOALS OF MEDIATION
- Help you make a parenting plan that's in the best interest of your children.
- Help you make a parenting plan that lets your children spend time with both parents.
- Help you make a parenting plan that resolves issues with sharing holidays.
- Help you discuss ways to improve communication with the other parent.
- The Visitation/Access agreement can also help minimize conflict between parents.
You may obtain a Mediation Request Form in PDF format.
When completed please mail to our office or stop by and drop it in our office.
Visitation/Access Mediation FAQs