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Order For Mediation Form. This is a New Mexico form and can be use in 1st Judicial District Local District Court.
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FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF , Petitioner, vs. Case Number: , Respondent. ORDER FOR MEDIATION It has been made to appear to the Court that a parenting plan or agreement has not been filed regarding issues concerning custody and/or visitation affecting the parties= children or, that a parenting plan has been filed and there is a dispute regarding custody and/or visitation issues, there is no-good reason appearing to the Court that the parties should not be encouraged to so mediate a parenting plan. It is, therefore, approved and ordered by the Court that: 1. This matter regarding custody and visitation shall be referred to the Family Court Services, for the purpose of mediation, and for Priority Consultation and/or Advisory Consultation if mediation has been unsuccessfully attempted, by order of the Court. The Clerk=s Office shall be paid by the parties prior to each session in accordance with the sliding scale fee determined by the Family Court Services. 3. The Parties shall attend an Information Session on Children and separation and mediation sessions with the Family Court Services as scheduled through that office. An Information Session on Children and Separation has been scheduled for from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Judge Steven Herrera Judicial Complex, corner of Grant and Catron, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Large Courtroom (second floor). THIS IS A TWO HOUR SESSION. Children shall NOT attend this session. 4. The parties are required to fill out and complete the Mediation Service Information Data Sheet which will be provided at the Information Session on Children and Separation on the date indicated above. 5. The mediator shall encourage and assist the parties to resolve the contested child custody and visitation matters in a way that is mutually satisfactory to the parties and beneficial to the best interests of the child or children. Pg. 9, Order for Mediation CWC Page 19 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com 6. Mediation proceedings shall be held in private and shall be confidential. All communications, verbal or written, from the parties to the mediator made pursuant to the Order, shall be inadmissible in any Court hearing. 7. No report of the content of mediation shall be made to the Court, priority consultant, advisory consultant or counsel for either party. If the mediation process is successful, the agreement shall be reduced to the writing on a form to be signed by the parties. 8. The parties shall make themselves available for consultation with the mediator, priority consultant, and shall participate and cooperate fully with the program. They shall also make their children available if so requested. 9. If a mediation agreement cannot be reached, the case will proceed for a Priority Consultation and/or an Advisory consultation. Psychological evaluations and/or alcohol/drug assessments may be included as requested by the advisory consultant or the Court. 10. The priority consultant shall make recommendations to the court. 11. The report of the Advisory Consultation shall be given to counsel for each party. In the event of a hearing, the report shall be made available to the court. 12. Parties shall not disclose or show the contents of the report to any other persons without the permission of both parties or permission of the court. Nothing in this provision shall prevent the disclosure of the report to the parties= own experts, consultants, counselors or therapists where applicable. __________________________________ DISTRICT COURT JUDGE Share/Divorce, Contested, w, complex / pg.2, Overview CWC 8.12.08 20 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com