Family Law Mediator
Family Court Services
390 Fifth Street
Hollister, CA 95023
FAX: (831) 636-4117
Superior Court of California, County of San Benito Mediation
- Mediation between parties to resolve child visitation issues
- Custody Investigations
- Guardianship Investigations
- Conservatorship Investigations
- Underage Marriage
- Step-parent Adoption Investigations
What is "Mediation"?
Mediation is a private way to discuss child visitation &
custody problems and reach agreements. A "Mediator"
examines your case with you and the other party and assists parents
in reaching an agreement that you both can accept.
How do I access mediation?
During a Family Court hearing, the Judge may order you to mediation
if he feels it would benefit you and your children.
By filing motions for modification of custody or visitation, marriage
dissolution (with children involved), establishment of parental
relationship- you and the other party are ordered to mediation.
When visitation disputes involving your children arise that you
are unable to resolve, you may call Family Court Services @
to schedule an appointment with the Family Law Mediator.
What if I need an investigation for guardianship and/or conservatorship?
Call Family Court Services @ 831-636-4425 to schedule an appointment
regarding a Guardianship or a Conservatorship Investigation. An
office appointment as well as a home visit or facility visit appointment
will be made for you.
What if I am underage and want to be married?
An interview with the mediator is necessary for approval of underage
marriages. Call Family Court services @ 831-636-4425 to schedule
an appointment. The following paperwork is necessary to bring
to the appointment: Birth Certificates, Driver's licenses, Picture
ID's, or school ID's with pictures.
How do I emancipate?
An interview with the Mediator is a necessary part of the Emancipation
process after filing the appropriate papers. Call Family Court
Services @ 831-636-4425.
How do stepparent adoptions work?
An office appointment as well as a home visit appointment maybe
necessary for stepparent adoptions after filing the appropriate
papers. Call Family Court Services @ 831-636-4425. The following
paperwork is necessary to bring to the office appointment: Birth
certificate of the child(ren), Parental Rights Termination form
signed by other parent.