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What is mediation?
Mediation is a negotiation between two or more people to resolve differences, which is led by a neutral third party (called a mediator). In a custody case, a judge may refer you and the other parent to mediation to try to reach an agreement on custody and/or visitation in the hope that you can avoid going to trial.
Mediation is not available in all counties. In counties with 100,000 people or more, mediation is required for custody and visitation cases (subject to the exceptions explained in the next question). In counties with under 100,000 people, the court has the option of setting up a mediation program or not.1
1 N.R.S. §§ 3.475(1), 3.500(1)
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