Family Law Mediation
San Benito Superior Court’s Mediation Intake form is used for the purpose of providing the mediator with the most recent information of the current familial situation. All information contained in the intake is confidential and accessed only by the mediator.
The goal in mediation is for parents to develop a parenting plan that is practical and provides consistency and stability for their child. Mediation is an opportunity for the parties to reach an agreement between themselves without the need for going in front of a Judge.
If you have been ordered to attend mediation, please fill out the form below and return it to the court.
Superior Court of California, County of San Benito Mediation Services Include:
- Mediation between parties to resolve child visitation issues
- Custody Investigations
- Guardianship Investigations
- Conservatorship Investigations
- Underage Marriage
- Step-parent Adoption Investigations
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.
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.
Upon filing a petition for guardianship and/or conservatorship the judge may order you to participate in an investigation. If this occurs, please contact Family Court Services @ 831-636-4057 to schedule an appointment. An office appointment as well as a home visit or facility visit appointment will be made for you.
An interview with the mediator is necessary for approval of underage marriages. Call Family Court services @ 831-636-4057 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.
An interview with the Mediator is a necessary part of the Emancipation process after filing the appropriate papers. Call Family Court Services @ 831-636-4057.
An office appointment as well as a home visit appointment maybe necessary for stepparent adoptions after filing the appropriate papers. Call Family Court Services @ 831-636-4057. 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.