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Mediation Procedures

Form A - Settlement Conference

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Statewide List of Mediators

Children in the Middle

Mandatory Education for Divorcing Parents

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.

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

Scott Community College Urban Campu

101 West Third Street, Davenport, IA
(563) 441-4100
(888) 336-3907

West Liberty Regional Learning & Cultural Center

119 East Third Street, West Liberty, IA
(563) 441-4100
(888) 336-3907

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Boulevard, Clinton, IA
(563) 244-7100
(888) 336-3907

CCC - Maquoketa Center

501 West Washington Street, Maquoketa, IA
(563) 244-7100
(888) 336-3907

Muscatine Community College McAvoy Center

1403 Park Avenue, Muscatine, IA
(563) 288-6100
(888) 336-3907

Tipton High School

400 East Sixth Street, Tipton, IA
(563) 288-6100
(888) 336-3907

Parenting Solutions

(877) 665-2120

Marriage and Family Counseling Service

TransParenting Class
(309) 786-4491


If you have any additional questions about this pilot project, please contact District Court Administration at (563) 326-8783.

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