Arkansas Divorce Guide

Mediation

Mediation can be an effective tool to solve Mediation of a divorcedifferences that parties would like to be settled without a court battle, although it is not mandatory. State law does not order the parties to marriage counseling, although marriage counseling can be very constructive for some couples. When the parties to a divorce action have minor children residing with one or both parents, the court, prior to or after entering a decree of divorce, may require the parties to:

  • Complete at least two hours of classes concerning parenting issues faced by divorced parents Submit to mediation in regard to addressing parenting, custody, and visitation issues
  • Submit to mediation in regard to addressing parenting, custody, and visitation issues

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[Based on Arkansas Code 9-12-322]

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