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Mediation is a process.  While you are required to attend at your cour20160415_123910 smallert-mandated child custody mediation session, no one can force you to resolve your parenting dispute by mediated agreement.  Any decisions arrived at in mediation are made by you and the other parent.  If you do not reach agreement, you will have a hearing in court and the judge will make the decision.

Where Can I Learn More?

Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center offers a FREE mediation preparation class where you can learn more about what to expect at your mandatory mediation session and how to prepare for it.  The purpose of the class is to teach you how to maximize the benefits of your mediation and stay in control of the decisions regarding your parenting plan.

How do I Sign Up for the Mediation Prep Class?

For more information or to sign up for the mediation preparation class, contact Levitt & Quinn today at 213.482.1800 or by visiting levittquinn.org/contact/ and include “Mediation” in the subject line. Each class is approximately 1 hour in length. The current schedule of upcoming classes for the rest of 2016 and into 2017 is as follows:

  • Friday, 10/21 at 9:30 AM
  • Friday, 11/18 at 9:30 AM
  • Friday, 12/16 at 9:30 AM
  • Friday, 1/20 at 9:30 AM
  • Friday, 2/17 at 9:30 AM
  • Friday, 3/17 at 9:30 AM

Useful Resources:

Calendars and Scheduling

Calendar for Child’s Schedule

Holiday Schedule

Parenting Plans

Creating a Parenting Plan

Creating a Parenting Plan – Children Under 3

Creating a Parenting Plan – Children 3 to 5 years

Creating a Parenting Plan – Children 6 to 9 years

Creating a Parenting Plan – Children 10 to 13 years

Creating a Parenting Plan – Children 14 to 18 years


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