Mandatory Mediation - Family Law

Pursuant to Special Procedures Rule (SPR 94.08.3) of the Local Court Rules, all contested issues regarding the following family law matters shall be submitted to mandatory mediation:

  • Marriage Dissolution
  • Legal Separation
  • Declaration of Invalidity/Annulment
  • Non-parental Child Custody
  • Parentage/Child Custody
  • Petitions for Modification of Final Order
  • Actions brought by parties in non-marital personal relationships involving parenting issues and/or distribution of assets/liabilities

Mediation shall be completed at least 60 days prior to the scheduled trial date.

Island County's List of Approved Mediators