Legal Information: Delaware

Custody

Updated: 
October 26, 2018

What is mediation? Will I have to go through mediation?

Mediation is a way of resolving a legal dispute. During mediation, a neutral third party listens to you and the person you are having a conflict with and tries to help you reach a solution before going before a judge. Mediation is not ordered in any child custody, visitation or support case where one of the parties has committed an act of domestic violence against another party, or where one party has been ordered to have no contact with the other party.1 If there has been no domestic violence, then Delaware courts usually make the parties go to mediation in all custody, visitation, and support cases.

1 13 Del. C. § 711A