Mediation for separated or divorced
parents uses an impartial third party who assists parents in making decisions
regarding their children.
- To initiate mediation 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 by cash or money order only. You may
mail payment to: District Court Trustee, 588 E. Santa Fe, Suite 3000, Olathe, KS
66061 or in person at this location.
- Issues we discuss include: legal custody, parenting time, schedules, and
- Issues we do not discuss include: child support, property division, and
- All discussion in the mediation process (except child abuse issues) are strictly
- Mediators do not make decisions or recommendations - they facilitate
- We will have individual meetings with each parent before seeing the couple
together. There are no limits on the number of joint mediation sessions.
- 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
- If verbal agreements can be reached, a written document can be prepared which
can be made into a binding Court Order.
- If no verbal agreements can be reached, the mediator will notify the court.
- After the current mediation process is over, the parents can return to mediation
in the future without a new order if mutually agreed to by both parents.
Our office hours are from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. For
other questions or further information on Domestic Mediation, call 913-715-7590.