Location

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Greenspun Hall

Description

To reduce court dockets and streamline child custody resolutions, a growing number of US states are implementing mandatory mediation sessions for divorce cases where child custody is in dispute. Clark County Eighth District Court, Family Division implements such mandatory mediation through the Family Mediation Center.

During 2008, approximately 6,295 divorce cases were filed, and of those 2100 were ordered to attempt mandatory mediation.

Keywords

Custody of children; Divorce mediation; Domestic relations courts; Nevada – Clark County

Disciplines

Dispute Resolution and Arbitration | Family Law | Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation | Social Work

Language

English

Comments

3rd place poster

 
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Clark County Family Mediation Center: A time efficient solution to child custody dispute resolution

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Greenspun Hall

To reduce court dockets and streamline child custody resolutions, a growing number of US states are implementing mandatory mediation sessions for divorce cases where child custody is in dispute. Clark County Eighth District Court, Family Division implements such mandatory mediation through the Family Mediation Center.

During 2008, approximately 6,295 divorce cases were filed, and of those 2100 were ordered to attempt mandatory mediation.