California Family Court Services Superior Court County of San Diego

If you have been ordered for Mediation in a Child Custody/Visitation Matter, please be aware of the following information:

California law requires parties of a child custody/visitation dispute to participate in a mediation process with a court counselor prior to a formal court hearing.

The purpose of the mediation is to provide the family with the opportunity to deal with its individual family situation and to develop its own plans regarding the BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILDREN in the family reorganization.

**If you are scheduled for an Order to Show Cause Hearing, or any other hearing regarding child custody or visitation, IT IS MANDATORY THAT A MEDIATION CONFERENCE BE SET WITH OUR STAFF PRIOR TO THE COURT HEARING.

The locations of our mediation offices are as follows:

1555 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

325 South Melrose Drive
Vista, CA 92083

500 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA 91910

250 East Main Street, 2nd Floor
El Cajon, CA 92020

PLEASE NOTE: FCS San Diego office provides an orientation and parents support group on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. At that meeting, you will be given information as to the services of the Court pertaining to the BEST INTERESTS of children going through divorce.

Divorce and child custody arguments are very stressful. We hope through the efforts of the offices of Family Court Services that we may assist your family through the process.

Unless requested by the office of FCS or ordered by the Court, please do not bring your children under the age of 6 to the Mediation Conference.

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The choice of legal representation when filing for divorce or trying to resolve a family dispute is important to you and your children and should not be made lightly. Please review the information on our website, consider our qualifications, and then contact the San Diego law offices of divorce lawyer Marilyn Bierer today for a case evaluation and review of your legal rights. Because of the serious and complex nature of family law matters, our attorneys must meet with you in person before we can provide any legal advice concerning your family law issue.