Conciliation for separated or divorced parents uses an impartial third party who assists parents in making decisions regarding their children.
Our office hours are from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. For other questions or further information on Domestic Conciliation, call 913-715-7400.
- To initiate conciliation services, it requires a Court Order from a judge or hearing officer.
- There will be a fee assessed by the judge in your case for these services. The fee must be paid to the District Court Trustee in person by cash, money order, debit/credit cards only. The District Court Trustee is located at 588 E. Santa Fe, Suite 3000, Olathe, KS 66061.
- Issues we discuss include: legal custody, parenting time, schedules, and successful co-parenting.
- Issues we do not discuss include: child support, property division, and financial issues.
- This process is non-confidential. Therefore, conciliators are able to report to the Court.
- Conciliators do not make decisions or recommendations - they facilitate communication and provide information to the Court.
- We will have individual meetings with each parent before seeing the couple together. There are no limits on the number of joint conciliation sessions. However, orders are only valid for a three year period.
- Children, step-parents, and attorneys can be included in the process after the first joint mediation session and with the agreement of both parents along with the conciliator.
- If verbal agreements can be reached, a written document can be prepared which can be made into a binding Court Order. If no agreements are reached, an outline of the issues left unresolved will be provided to the Court.
- If no verbal agreements can be reached, the mediator will notify the court.
- After the current conciliation process is over, the parents can return to conciliation in the future without a new order if mutually agreed to by both parents for three years.