Terri Garner


Section II of this article describes the historical framework from which child custody mediation has developed. Section III discusses the process and procedures normally followed by a mediator in order to assure maximum, effective results. Section IV explains the role of the mediator including ethical considerations and problems faced by attorneys who wish to mediate the custody disputes of divorcing couples. Section V sets forth the results and conclusions of the Denver Custody Mediation Project (Denver Project), an influential study that has become the basis of encouraging mediation throughout the nation. Finally, Section VI discusses the advantages and disadvantages of mediating child custody disputes.



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