In order to minimize family conflict and to help parents quickly resolve issues, the Court has developed the Expedited Parenting Time Mediation Program. The program offers two-hour of telephone mediation at no cost to parties facing parenting time disputes.
The program is limited to cases filed in North Dakota in which a parenting time plan has been established or an interim order addressing parenting time has been entered. Counsel for the parties are allowed to participate in the mediation.
In order to participate in the program, parties must submit a request for mediation. The request form is available below. After receiving the form, the program administrator will assign a mediator, who will provide the parties with a selection of possible dates and times for the two-hour mediation session.
If the parties reach an agreement through the mediation, the mediator will prepare a written summary for the parties to sign noting all agreements made in the parties' own words.