WHAT IS FAMILY OR DIVORCE MEDIATION?
Family mediation (also known as divorce mediation) is a process whereby a neutral party, a mediator, works with separating or divorcing couples to help them work through the many issues surrounding a separation or divorce. Such issues include custody, visitation, child support, alimony, spousal support, and property distribution. Individuals can work directly with a mediator whether they are represented by attorneys or not. If the individuals do not have attorneys, the mediator will prepare a document at the end of the mediation called the Memorandum of Understanding (the MOU) which can be filed with the court as a Consent Judgment in order to make the agreement final and binding. If the individuals are represented by lawyers, the lawyers will prepare a Consent Judgment at the end of the mediation to be filed with the court. At Mediation Training Company, a neutral and impartial mediator will work directly with both parties to create a mutually satisfactory agreement.
The family mediation training is designed so that registrants can receive one-half of the required hours of family mediation training (20 hours) online, with the remainder of the training (20 hours) being offered in a live setting in New Orleans that features lectures, interactive role plays, dynamic discussion, and demonstrations. After taking the online and live training sessions, registrants will have all the hours (40) needed to be qualified under La. Rev. Stat. § 9:334, the Louisiana child custody mediator qualifications statute.
Additionally, if mediators wish, they can simply purchase the 20 hours of Internet training.