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Family Law Mediation and Children in the Middle


Mediation Forms

D2 Mediation Plan

Statewide Roster of Mediators

Form A – Order for Mediation

Attachment B – Introduction to Family Law Mediation

Form C – Designation of Mediator

Form D – Order Following Designation of Mediator

Form E – Family Law Mediation Report Form

Form F – Application for Waiver of Mediation

Form G – Application for Reduced Fee Mediation

Form H – Agreement to Mediate

Form I – Application for Admission to District Two Family Law Mediation Roster

Form J – Order for Mediation for case pending as of February 28, 2021

Form K – Financial Affidavit for Reduced Fee Mediation

Attorneys interested in becoming a mediator in the Second Judicial District should contact:

Scott Hand
[email protected]

Children in the Middle

Mandatory Education for Divorcing Parents

District 2 Court Approved Children in the Middle Providers (PDF)

Iowa law requires that parties to any action which involves the issues of child custody or visitation must attend a court-approved course about the affects of divorce on children. In all judicial districts, there are courses such as “Children in the Middle or Children Cope with Divorce. These classes are designed to help minimize the negative impact of divorce on children and educate parents about the needs of children whose parents are divorcing.

Parents are required to attend within forty-five days of the service of original notice or application for modification of an order. A final decree shall not be entered until the parties have complied with this requirement, but under certain circumstances attendance can be waived by the court.

Each participant must pay a fee. Other persons, such as grandparents may also attend for a fee. The registration procedure for each provider may vary, so participants should call to get specific information when planning to attend a class.


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