If you are in a child custody dispute in California, the California Family Code requires the court to refer parents to mediation through Family Court Services before the court may issue non-emergency child custody or visitation orders. Even if emergency orders are issued, the court will likely have the parents attend mediation prior to the formal and noticed hearing.

In California, there are two main types of family court services mediation: (1) Child Custody Recommended Counseling (CCRC) and (2) Confidential mediation. Counties that follow Child Custody Recommended Counseling (“CCRC”) are referred to as “reporting jurisdictions”. Mediation is very important in any reporting jurisdiction. We discuss the two types of child custody mediation in California below.

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At MKH Accident Attorneys, APC, our child custody and child support lawyer in Southern California (Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, & San Diego County) knows the law and how to handle these delicate cases.

We help parents resolve custody disputes and conflicts as well as other conflicts because it’s in the best interest of the child. Contact us either online or call us directly at (949) 299-7632 to schedule a Free Consultation.

What is Child Custody Recommending Counseling (CCRC)?

What is Confidential Child Custody Mediation?

Contact MKH Accident Attorneys, APC by filling out our online form or by calling us directly at (949) 299-7632. We will schedule a Free Consultation where we will review your family law issues and start resolving problems so that you and your family can move on with your lives accordingly.