Family Law Mediation


The Iowa District Court for the Fifth Judicial District has ordered that persons involved in domestic relations lawsuits – including paternity actions involving custody and visitation, dissolution of marriage actions, and modifications of actions – must go through mediation prior to going to trial. In addition, litigants must complete mediation prior to a hearing on temporary matters involving child custody and/or visitation, and contempt of court actions.

The Iowa Supreme Court implemented a standard of 40 hours of mediation training and has created a roster of qualified mediators which includes contact information and fees. Click here to download the Statewide List of Family Law Mediators.