All contested family law proceedings filed in the South Central Judical District shall be subject to a mediation orientation consultation, except when an issue of domestic violence is raised by either party.Further, the court may issue an order for mediation upon a motion by either party, a stipulation or request for mediation from the parties, or in contested child proceedings upon the court's initiative, except when issues exist which may involve physical or sexual abuse of a party or the child of a party to the proceeding.
Dated this 3rd day of May, 1999, at Bismarck, North Dakota.
Honorable Benny A. Graff
South Central Judicial District
SOURCE: Adopted effective June 1, 1999.
CROSS REFERENCE: See Effective Term of Local Court Rule, N.D.R. Local Ct. P.R. § 10.