By statute the Washtenaw County Friend of the Court offers Mediation. Mediation is a confidential and voluntary process to help parents resolve custody and parenting time issues without having to go to court. This service is available even if the dispute is not before the court.  In Mediation, parents meet with a neutral third party who will help them talk about the issues between the parents. The Mediator can help prepare a consent agreement/order. The Mediator does not make decisions or issue recommendations to the Court.

If you or the other parent would like to participate in Mediation, please submit the Application for Domestic Relations form.

Possible issues that can be discussed

Custody Parenting Time
Physical Custody Schedule
Legal Custody Exchanges
School Issues Holidays
Communication School Breaks
Co-Parenting Transportation
  1. Friend of the Court

    Physical Address
    101 E Huron Street
    Room 1102
    Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 8645
    Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645

    Fax: 734-222-3332

Please note:  Issues that cannot be discussed include; child support only, termination/guardianship, and property issues.