Family Law Mediation

Mediation is, basically, a negotiation aided by a neutral third party called a mediator. The mediator does not issue a “final decision” like a judge or an arbitrator. Instead the mediator tries to help the participants reach an agreement on their own.

Most Oregon family law courts require some form of mediation in divorce or custody cases when children are involved. Each county has its own mediation requirements and its own mediation program.

To see how the Family Law Mediation requirements and programs are operating in your county during the COVID-19 crisis, visit the court’s website for the county where you live. If you do not know how to find the court’s website, click here and look for the box labeled “Find a Court”.

If you would like to set up a telephone or video consultation with a family law attorney who can answer questions you may have about mediation, contact us.


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if you would like to schedule a telephone or video consultation with one of our attorneys.

Jonathan Trause

(971) 245-7636  

(503) 710-9057

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Tapestry Family Law
810 NW Marshall Street
Suite 300
Portland, OR 97209