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Conciliation Services

Accessing services for mediation when parents are separating or divorcing

Mediation, Counseling, New Ways For Families 

Based on County Supplemental Local Rules, Conciliation Services’ practices are designed to support parents in reaching agreement about their children in the most cooperative manner possible.  Following is information to aid in accessing our services. 

Court Mandated Mediation 

What:  Mediation orientation and two free (one of which is required) and confidential mediation sessions regarding custody and parenting time. 

Who: Parties who have a pending domestic relations case in Washington County. 

How: Prior to mediating parties must file a “request and order for mediation”.  

Cost: No cost for first two sessions. Additional sessions $80. 

Voluntary Mediation 

What: Confidential mediation regarding custody and parenting time. 

Who:  Residents of Washington County who do not have a pending domestic relations case; parties with a closed Washington County domestic relations case; and/or parties with a pending domestic relations case who have completed court mandated mediation. 

How: Parties contact Conciliation Services for an appointment. 

Cost: $80 per session. 

New Ways For Families 

What: High conflict curriculum presented in a group setting which meets four consecutive weeks for 60-90 minutes. Program also includes four co-parent counseling sessions. 

Who: Parties with or without a current domestic relations case who are experiencing ongoing conflict and/or frequent custody or parenting time disputes. 

How: Parties attend voluntarily or seek a court order. 

Cost: $250 per person or $150 for those who have received a waiver or deferral of their court fees. 

Counseling 

What: Four free and confidential marriage, couples, or co-parenting counseling sessions. 

Who: Residents of Washington County with children, or parties who have a Washington County domestic relations case. 

How: Parties contact Conciliation Services for an appointment. 

Cost: After the fourth session the cost is $80 per session.