“Mediation works because it places the people most affected by the problem in charge of the solution.”

Chief Justice Thomas Moyer, Supreme Court of Ohio (1987-2010).                                                


37.01 When Ordered
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code  3109.052, at any time after service of summons in any action in which the allocation of parental rights and rights and responsibilities of minor children is in issue, at any time on a petition to modify or allocate parental rights and responsibilities and/or to terminate a shared parenting plan approved by the Court, or in any other action in which the Court has jurisdiction over children under O.R.C. 2151.23, the Court may require some or all the parties to participate in a mediation assessment. If it is determined that the parties qualify for mediation, the Court may order any or all of the parties to participate in mediation. In addition, the Court may at any time order the parents of minor children, and any other interested parties to the case, to participate in mediation when the parties are unable to agree upon a specific schedule of parenting time for the children.


Mediation is a confidential and informal way to resolve a dispute with the help of a neutral third person (mediator). The mediator works with both parties to help them reach a mutually agreeable solution to their differences. Mediation proceedings are confidential and informal.  The mediator can’t force the parties to resolve their differences. But the mediator can help the parties reach a solution agreeable to both.

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