Marion county court-connected REsources

The most important thing to remember is that mediation is for the benefit of your child or children. Before mediation, please review the following:

Every parent involved in a divorce or custody issue in Marion County must take a parenting class before the Court will enter a final judgment on your case. It is helpful to take this class before attending your first mediation session. More information on the Children Cope with Divorce ("Cope" class):

http://www.courts.oregon.gov/Marion/MaterialsAndResources/pages/programsindex.aspx

Please think about the questions in the following document in preparation for mediation.

http://www.courts.oregon.gov/forms/Documents/HowDoIGetStarted.pdf

If you have young children, please also review "Birth Through Three: A Guide for Parents Creating Parenting Plans for Young Children."

http://www.courts.oregon.gov/programs/family/children/Documents/BirthThroughThree.pdf

Free childcare is provided for parents of children 8 weeks to 12 years old during mediations. Court care is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. Monday - Thursday each week. To register, please visit:

https://midvalleycourtcare.org/contact/