Parent Mediation Services
The Jackson County Circuit Court believes that people who work cooperatively to reach a solution are more likely to honor the agreement and work together.
The first step is to file a Motion for Mediation, which will lead to a mediation appointment being Ordered for you and the other party.
Prior to your mediation appointment, you must complete Mediation Orientation by watching the "Intro to Mediation" video below:
For more information, please contact the allocated Court Mediator from the Mediation Program:
Gloria Kastenberg at
Monty Walters at 541-776-7171 ext. 35207
If you are involved in a child custody case, you are required to attend a parenting class. This applies whether you are a party to a divorce (dissolution of marriage) or are an unmarried parent (see Jackson County Circuit Court SLR 8.013
Effective January 1, 2019, Jackson County will no longer offer an in-person Parenting Class. Participants must complete the online Parenting Class shown below.
Online Parenting Class
The Jackson County Circuit Court has designated "Children in Between
" as the only approved on-line parenting class. Children in Between was developed by The Center for Divorce Education. There are many online parenting class providers that state they are "approved" in Oregon on their website. They have not been approved by this Court.