Get help from qualified mediators negotiating custody and parenting time for children
Mediation is free and available to both voluntary and court-ordered parents regarding child custody and parenting time issues in Multnomah County. In a confidential setting, mediators help parents resolve conflicts and reach agreements about custody and parenting time and draft written agreements that you can attach to Court paperwork or present in Court.
Concerned about your safety in mediation? Please see resources at the bottom of this page. You may also talk with a mediator about how to use mediation safely.
Learn more about mediation
- An Introduction to Multnomah County Mediation (video)
- Top questions about
- In depth: Frequently asked questions about mediation
Reconnect with your child
- Second Chances: A Guidebook for Parents Wishing to Reunite with Their Children (1.99 MB)
- Segunda Oportunidad: (Spanish version) (1.92 MB)
- Access and Visitation Program
Manage your safety and the safety of your children
- Domestic violence issues
- Safety during mediation
Learn about court-ordered custody/parenting time evaluations
- Get answers to frequently asked questions about child custody and parenting time evaluations.
- *Read and sign an Evaluation Notice Form (36.59 KB) (required)
- *Complete your pre-evaluation intake questionnaire (37.28 KB) (required)
- Use our checklist and tips (17.33 KB) to find out what to bring and how to prepare.
- Check sample parenting schedules.