In all appropriate custody, visitation and support cases, the Court must refer parties to dispute resolution services. In order to relieve the burden of litigation from all Courts, mediation is a way to provide an alternative to the judicial process. Virginia law requires alternative dispute resolution services, and Chesterfield J&DR District Court has contracted with CMG Foundation to conduct mediation in custody, visitation, and support cases.
Mediation is free for the public and paid for by the Commonwealth.
When the Sheriff serves notice of your first hearing, an Order for Mediation will be included in the case papers. Please read all information carefully. If you have questions about the mediation process, please contact the Court or CMG directly at 804-254-2664.