Conciliation Services: Frequently Asked Questions
We provide services to help determine parenting plans, mediation for Legal Decision Making and parenting time disputes, parent education and underage marital counseling.
Clinical staff have at least a Master's degree or Doctorate in a mental health or related field and at least two years experience in counseling or social work.
Yes, throughout the county.
Counseling for parties contemplating divorce, mediation and Legal Decision Making evaluations are available in the community through mental health agencies, private counselors, private mediators, psychologists and psychiatrists, typically for a fee. For a list of mental health providers go to www.cir.org or call 602-263-8856 or 800-352-3792.
Yes. It is required that each party attends the initial appointment. This service is not marriage counseling. It does not fulfill the marriage counseling requirement of a Covenant Marriage. This is not therapy. This service helps spouses decide what action they will take regarding their marital relationship. Actions could include marriage counseling, reconciliation, or further legal action such as divorce or legal separation.
The appointment is usually within four weeks of filing the Petition for Conciliation Court Services.
You will need to bring your request to the Conciliation Court Judge. Blank motion forms are available in the Law Library Resource Center.
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