Mediation

When your parents need help deciding about custody and visitation, they can see a court mediator, sometimes called a child custody recommending counselor or CCRC. The mediator listens to your parent's ideas about how best to take care of you. The mediator helps them work out a plan that will be best for you. Sometimes mediators also want to meet the children. If your parentsí mediator wants to talk to you, he or she will probably ask you questions about how things are going for you at home, at school, and with your friends. The mediator wonít ask you to choose which parent you want to live with or to say if you like one of your parents more than the other.

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