Family Mediation

Mediation staff may hold scheduled mediations remotely, VIA Telephone or Video Conference. Please email or call 561-355-2739 to be connected to your mediator.

§ 44.1011(2) Fla. Stat. defines mediation as “a process whereby a neutral third person called a mediator, acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute between two or more parties. It is an informal and non-adversarial process with the objective of helping the disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable and voluntary agreement. In mediation, decision-making authority rests with the parties. The role of the mediator includes, but is not limited to, assisting the Parties in identifying issues, fostering joint problem solving, and exploring settlement alternatives.

In Family cases (DR cases), mediation may be conducted by Staff Mediators for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit. The cost is $60 per person, per mediation session, when the parties have a combined income of less than $50,000 annually; $120 per person, per mediation session, when parties have a combined income of more than $50,000 but less than $100,000 annually; and, if the combined income of the parties exceeds $100,000 annually, the parties will be required to obtain mediation services from an independent/private mediator. Visit Mediator Search. If a party is determined to be indigent, that party shall bring a copy of the Application for Determination of Civil Indigent Status (link) or appropriate court order to the ADR Office, in which case the fee will be waived for that party.

Schedule Mediation

Paying Mediation Fees

Zoom Instructions

Link to Mediation Calendar

HOW to ZOOM: instructions for attorneys and litigants regarding remote hearings.

Questions about your case?

The Family Court Case Management at the 15th Judicial Circuit thrives to provide excellent service to the self-represented litigants in all family divisions. For a timely and fair processing of the inquiries by the self -represented litigants in family divisions, the Circuit has implemented the following case inquiry system to be utilized by the self-represented litigants.

The team will provide procedural assistance, case status and will answer any procedural questions that you may have about your case. Please note, they cannot provide legal advice.

Family Case Inquiry

Helpful Links

  Clerk of Courts
  Court Interpreters
  Family Case Inquiry
  Information and Tips for Attending Mediation in Florida
  Mediator Search
  Self-Service Center (Forms)

Other ADR Services

  Parenting Coordinators List
  Parent Coordinators