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Tier 2 Mediation with Information Gathering


Custody Mediation with Information Gathering (Tier 2)

Tier 2 mediation is a non-confidential mediation process that provides the Court with information regarding specific areas deemed significant by the Judicial Officer. A summary report will be provided to the Court and parties which may include, but not be limited to, a description of contacts with Child Protective Services (CPS), law enforcement agencies, interviews with the child(ren), etc. The mediator will only interview and/or provide additional information regarding the specific areas or persons identified by the Judicial Officer. Information Gathering summary report will not include any recommendations.


Will I receive a copy of the report?

Yes. If the attorneys represent both parties, the mediator will send a copy of the report to your attorney. If you are not represented by an attorney, then the mediator will send a copy directly to you.


How do I subpoena a Tier 2 Mediator?

You may subpoena or take the deposition of a mediator that conducted a Tier 2 session after the issuance of their summary report. If you are seeking to take the deposition of a Tier 2 mediator, you must provide them a notice at least thirty (30) calendar days in advance (any mediator that conducted confidential (Tier 1) mediation may not be subpoenaed or deposed). A deposit of $275 is required at the time subpoena is served.
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